This Pride Month has indeed been very fruitful for Peter Sawkins. Why is that? The 22-year-old ‘Bake off’ winner has found love. And his fans are swooning over the news. However, can we blame them? He looks so cute holding hands with his partner. It’s quite evident that the two are pretty serious in their commitment. In fact, many of his fans have congratulated him and wished him good luck. Furthermore, we also have his fellow finalists Laura Adlington and Dave Friday. However, who is the lucky guy who has won Sawkins’s heart? Do we know him or not?
Firstly, in this article, we will tell you about Peter Sawkins’ life and career. Secondly, we will tell you about the Bake Off Challenge, his challenges and the styles he opted to win them. Thirdly, we will talk about his recent relationship. Besides, it is particularly interesting because he looks so much in love. Keep following the article to know everything going on with him.
Who is Peter Sawkins?
Peter Sawkins was born on 30 June 2000. Firstly, he is a Scottish baker. Secondly, he is a student from Edinburgh.
Thirdly, he has won the eleventh series of The Great British Bake Off in 2020. Besides, did you know that at the age of 20, he was the youngest contestant in the 2020 series? Also, he is also the youngest contestant and winner in the history of the competition.
Fourthly, Peter Sawkins became interested in baking at the age of 12. This happened after he watched the third series of The Great British Bake Off. Fifthly, he plays badminton and has in fact played in national competitions in the sport since 2012. Sixthly, he was a member of the 65th Edinburgh company of the Boys’ Brigade. Seventhly, he is also president of the badminton club at the University of Edinburgh, where he studies accounting and finance.
Peter Sawkins also took part in the eleventh series of The Great British Bake Off. We hear that it was filmed under special circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, he won the title of Star-Baker twice on the show. In addition, he is known to us because he fancies gluten-free and dairy-free cakes. He reached the finals and the judges of the show declared that he was the winner. In fact, he beat fellow finalists Laura Adlington and Dave Friday. At age 20, he is the youngest winner, and the first Scottish winner, of Bake Off.
Let’s Know Briefly About Bake-Off
The Great British Bake Off which is also called GBBO is a British television baking competition. Firstly, it is produced by Love Productions. Secondly, in this, a group of inexperienced bakers compete with each other in a series of rounds. They attempt to impress a group of judges with their baking skills. Thirdly, one contestant is eliminated in each round. Furthermore, one winner is chosen by the judges from the contestants who reach the final.
The first episode was aired on 17 August 2010. The first four series were broadcasted on BBC Two. However, it became very popular and the BBC moved it to BBC One for the next three series. After the seventh series, Love Productions signed a three-year deal with Channel 4. This was done to produce the series for the broadcaster.
After moving it to Channel 4, Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig became the new presenters. However, Toksvig was replaced by Matt Lucas later. Hollywood and Prue Leith are the current judges. In chronological order, the winners are Edd Kimber, Joanne Wheatley, John Whaite, Frances Quinn, Nancy Birtwhistle, Nadiya Hussain, Candice Brown. Furthermore, we have Sophie Faldo, Rahul Mandal, David Atherton, Peter Sawkins, and Giuseppe Dell’Anno.
What’s The Fresh Love Brewing in This Life?
Recently Peter Sawkins has revealed before everyone that he has found love. In addition, he has shared a video which is filmed in Morocco as he held hands with his partner. The Scot has posted some happy moments from their holiday together in a reel on Instagram. Furthermore, the track I Found You by Stephen Sanchez was playing in the background.
The people saw that the Bake Off Winner was Peter Sawkins beaming with happiness in the video. In fact, he captioned his post: “Wanderlust” (wun•der•lust a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel the world).
“Collect memories, not things. You only live once, and when you do it right, once is enough. Live for the moments you can’t put into words. If not now, when?” This is what we saw in his post along with pictures.
Firstly, we see that Bake Off finalist Laura Adlington has commented on his post. “Love this and love you!”
Secondly, 2018 Bake Off winner Rahul Mandal also congratulated him. “Love this!”, he said.
Another fan said: “Happy for you Peter”
And one more typed: “Congrats!”
Peter Sawkins Endeavours
Just as the Bake Off finale was over, Peter Sawkins returned back. He did that so that he could continue his degree in Accounting and Finance at the University of Edinburgh. Furthermore, we see that he appeared on Good Morning America shortly after his win. We saw that he was live-streaming straight from his student flat.
In addition, he has published all his recipes in The Times Magazine and has released a cookbook.
What Can We Say About His Performance in Bake-Off?
First impressions were great for Peter. In Fact, he has crowned Star Baker in the first episode of the series by the judges. Furthermore, the luck continued for Peter Sawkins and he passed in each round. His showstopper was a face sculpted to look like Edinburgh Olympian Sir Chris Hoy. In fact, it impressed the judges a lot. And it was one of the hardest showstopper challenges Bake Off has ever run.
The judges named Peter the Star Baker for the second time in the semi-finals after impressing the judges. Furthermore, he even won a Hollywood handshake in the signature bake for his elderflower babas.
We know that he loves gluten-free baking as his older brother has an intolerance for gluttons.
Peter Sawkins made viewers smile after he copied the series three winner John Whaite’s technique. It was of “listening” to his cakes to check if they’re cooked to perfection.
Peter also did the near-impossible, by winning two technical challenges in a row. He made the perfect eclairs and matcha crêpe cake in Japanese week.
Although he had a few underwhelming performances – namely in bread week – Peter was a consistently good performer throughout the competition. In fact, he won over the viewers with his innocent and cheery personality.
Peter Sawkins has achieved great success and will continue to do so in the future. We wish him all the best for his future and his newest love life.
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