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Twitter reacts to the Great British Bake Off final

Even a horrifically mistimed tweet from Prue couldn’t dampen viewers’ excitement

Congratulations, Sophie! The former soldier turned trainee stuntwoman ducked, dived and dodged her way through a tricky Bake Off finale to be crowned queen of cake in last night's grand final.

Things got off to a bit of a rocky start before the show had even begun, thanks to an unfortunately timed tweet from Prue Leith revealing the winner hours before the episode aired.

The judge, who is currently overseas, said she miscalculated the time difference and that she was “mortified” to have tweeted the spoiler, which she swiftly deleted:

However, once the episode actually got rolling, fans quickly put the drama aside. The last signature challenge of the series was a medley of naan breads - but some viewers were quick to point out that GBBO has already reached bread perfection:

Similarly, some felt that the showstopper challenge - an entremet layer cake - was also a bit underwhelming for a grand finale:

Ultimately, it was cool-as-a-cucumber Sophie who took home the trophy - and, for some GBBO fans, her reaction was just a little too cool:

Not that her victory came as much of a surprise to those who had seen Prue’s inadvertent spoiler hours earlier:

Never been one to bottle up his feelings, as a tearful Sandi Toksvig announced Sophie’s name, poor Steven couldn’t hide his heartache:

But of course, the traditional end-of-series summer party was all about one person. No, not Sophie. Obviously, we’re talking about Liam:

A closing credits montage revealing what the contestants have been up to since the end of filming was the icing on the cake:

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