THE latest series of Great British Bake Off is heading towards the hotly anticipated final, but what does the winner of the show actually get?
What is the Great British Bake Off final prize money?
With all the drama, sweat and tears that the dedicated bakers go through on The Great British Bake Off, you’d expect they would be aiming for some grand cash prize, but the answer is no.
The winning prize is just flowers and a cake stand, at least that's what has happened so far.
Previous Bake Off contestant Martha Collison, who reached the quarter-finals in the 2014 series, confirmed to Barrelhouse: “Everyone is so surprised and thinks there must be some secret cash, but all we really get is a bunch of flowers and a cake stand.
“But then, you also kind of become a national treasure just by doing it because everyone in Britain loves the Bake Off so much.”
What else does the Bake Off winner get?
Besides the flowers and cake stand, many of the Bake Off stars go on to earn massive sums of money through appearances, cook books and launching cooking schools.
Nadiya Hussain is undoubtedly the Bake Off’s greatest success story, and has since written various newspaper columns, fronted TV show The Chronicles of Nadiya, released a best-selling cook book and become a guest presenter on Loose Women.
The 2016 winner Candice Brown turned herself into a fashion icon and cooking wizard.
The PE teacher left her job to pursue baking full-time, and has since become a columnist for The Times, and has released cookbooks based on comfort food recipes.
When is The Great British Bake Off next on TV?
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The Great British Bake Off 2019 continues next Tuesday (October 22, 2019) at 8pm on Channel 4.
The final is on October 29.
If you miss any episode you can catch it on Channel 4+1 or All 4.