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Great British Bake Off viewing figures rise to all time high

An average of 14 million TV fans tuned in to watch as Candice Brown was named Bake Off champion Photo: PA Photos

Last night's Great British Bake Off final scored its highest ever viewing figures.

An average of 14 million fans tuned into the finale of the seventh series - the last to be aired on the BBC - to see Candice Brown crowned Bake Off champion.

These figures had risen from the 13.4 million who watched Nadiya Hussain win last year.

PE teacher Brown, 31, took the coveted title ahead of rivals Jane Beedle and Andrew Smyth in a hotly contested royal themed final. After the final Brown revealed she had hidden her winner's trophy in an antique chest.

PE teacher Brown, 31, took the coveted title ahead of rivals Jane Beedle and Andrew Smyth. Credit: PA Photos

She said: "I love baking and this has increased my love of baking. If I can get my little vintage shop selling tea and cakes with random antiques that would be my ultimate dream."

The programme will move to Channel 4 for its eighth series, but this isn't the last time the Great British Bake Off will be aired on the BBC. The corporation's director of content, Charlotte Moore, revealed there will be two Christmas specials.

Judge Mary Berry and hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins revealed last month that they won't be channel hopping, but Paul Hollywood will be heading to Channel 4 along with the programme.