Baking is back, baby.
But the enormous success of the finale of the Great British Bake Off last night has proven that reality TV still has its place in the world, as long as it only focuses on baking.
The emotional finale saw series favourite 30-year-old mother of three Nadiya Hussain breaking down in tears as she was announced as the eventual winner.
It was a beautiful moment, and one that left many others in tears as well (post continues after video):
With an estimated 14 million tuning in to watch it, many are predicting this humble baking show will have the biggest audience in Britain this year according to The Guardian.
What’s more, the favourite and eventual winner of the show thought she didn’t have a chance, describing herself as “not a stereotypical British person” in an interview with Radio Times.
The reason? She was aware of being seen as a “Muslim in a headscarf” to the British public.
In the interview with Radio Times, she said “Originally, I was a bit nervous that perhaps people would look at me, a Muslim in a headscarf, and wonder if I could bake. But I hope that, week by week, people have realised that I can bake – and just because I’m not a stereotypical British person, it doesn’t mean that I am not into bunting, cake and tea.
“I’m just as British as anyone else, and I hope I have proved that. I think the show is a fantastic representation of British society today. The feedback I have had reveals how accepting people are of different cultures and religions. Now people know who I am, I can see how tolerant and accepting British society is.”
As the show wore on, it was clear the sassy 30-year-old mother of three wouldn’t take no shit from anybody, even the judges Paul and Mary.