Rahul Mandal wins Great British Bake Off
30 October 2018 - 10:00 PM

Rahul Mandal wins Great British Bake Off

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ahul Mandal has won this year's "Great British Bake Off".

The 30-year-old research scientist - who was born in Kolkata, India, and moved to the UK when he was 23 on a University scholarship - has been crowned the winner of the 2018 series of the Channel 4 baking competition during Tuesday's (30.10.18) thrilling final.

Rahul beat off stiff competition from Kim-Joy and Ruby Bhogal during the show's final, which saw the bakers tasked with making two batches of doughnuts, a landscape dessert, and a tricky technical which involved making six pita breads and three dips - using campfires for all the cooking.

The finalists were all praised for their iced doughnuts during the signature challenge, but it was mental health specialist Kim-Joy who shone in the technical - which took the bakers outside for the first time in "Bake Off" history - finishing in first place, with Rahul in second and Ruby in third.

It was then down to the showstopper challenge - which saw the contestants create a landscape out of cake, pastry, and biscuits - which secured the win for Rahul, despite suffering a mishap in which one of his glass storage containers smashed due to the heat in the tent.

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Speaking after his win, Rahul said it was "the coolest thing that I have done in my life", as he praised the show for helping to boost his confidence.

He added: "I hope it helps me try new things and be a bit more adventurous in baking and life itself."

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Judge Prue Leith added: "The amazing thing about Rahul and why I am so proud of him is that he came in unconfident, but he just kept going, and he never reined in his ambition. He always tried to do a bit more than everybody else, and it paid off."

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