Great British Bake Off 2021 final LIVE – Will Crystelle, Guiseppe or Chiggs be crowned GBBO winner TONIGHT?

THE Great British Bake Off final is on TONIGHT, where three talented bakers will battle it out one last time to be crowned the 2021 champion.

Last week's tense semi-final saw series favourite Jürgen Krauss crash out in a shock exit after what was considered to be a 'bad day' during patisserie week.

Now, Giuseppe – who has won star baker 4 times – goes head-to-head with Chigs and last week's winner Crystelle for the chance to get their hands on the coveted plate in tonight's grand final.

They will of course be judged by Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, with Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas on hand to provide some light relief in what promises to be a hot kitchen.

Read our GBBO final live blog below for the latest…

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    'You get to become a national treasure'

    Previous contestant Martha Collison, who reached the quarter-finals in the 2014 series, told 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.”

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    Is there any prize money on GBBO?

    There is no prize money – just the guts and glory of being crowned a don at baking.

    This is despite the drama, sweat and tears that the dedicated bakers go through on The Great British Bake Off.

    The winning prize is actually just some flowers and a cake stand.

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    How many people tune in to watch GBBO?

    Last year's final had 11.5million viewers.

    It remains to be one of C4's biggest shows.

    The current series is averaging eight million viewers per episode.

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    THE Great British Bake Off will keep rising to the challenge on Channel 4 for at least another three years.

    The baking TV show extended its licence with the broadcaster and Love Productions until 2024.

    C4 chief content officer Ian Katz said: "Bake Off is all about optimism, eccentricity and bringing the nation together."

    The agreement includes several spin-offs such as Bake Off: An Extra Slice, The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer and The Great Pottery Throw Down.

    Comedians Matt Lucas, 47, and Noel Fielding, 48, are hosting its twelfth series with judges Paul Hollywood, 55, and Dame Prue Leith, 81.

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    Channel 4 licence to air Bake Off extended to 2024

    The Great British Bake Off extended its licence with Channel 4 and Love Productions for a further three years.

    This means the show will continue running with the broadcaster until at least 2024.

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    Crystelle, Chigs and Giuseppe to battle it out for glory

    The winner of The Great British Bake Off 2021 will be revealed during Tuesday's final.

    Chigs, Crystelle and Giuseppe will compete to be crowned the winner of the 12th series of the amateur baking competition on Channel 4.

    The trio are hoping to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Dame Prue Leith during a final round of signature, technical and showstopper tasks.

    Last week saw three-time star baker Jurgen eliminated from the series in a move that shocked viewers. The German physicist was considered a favourite to win the show outright but failed to impress during the patisserie-themed semi-final.

    Sales manager Chigs, 40, from Leicester, only began baking regularly during the first national lockdown of 2020. Italian amateur baker Giuseppe, 45, is a chief engineer and lives in Bristol with his wife and their three young sons.

    London-based client relationship manage Crystelle, meanwhile, began baking seriously three years ago.

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    Former winner Nadiya Hussain supporting new Water Aid campaign

    TV chef Nadiya Hussain MBE is supporting a new WaterAid appeal to bring clean water and toilets to schools.

    The charity's Thirst For Knowledge appeal will be matched in donations by the UK Government between November 16 and February 15 2022 of up to £2 million.

    Great British Bake Off winner Hussain was launching WaterAid's new appeal on Tuesday to bring clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to 30 schools in the Bardiya district of Nepal, providing vital facilities to 28,000 people.

    The author and cook, who has seen the reality of life without clean water when visiting Bangladesh, said: "Every mother wants to provide their children with the best start in life, yet millions of parents around the world have no choice but to send their kids to a school with no clean water or toilets.

    "Not only does this compromise their children's health; it has a particularly detrimental impact on girls and traps whole communities in poverty. Without these basic facilities, another generation of girls and young women are being left behind.

    "The good news is that water can be an incredible catalyst for lasting change. With clean water, toilets and soap in schools, girls can complete their education and grow up on an equal footing, with the chance to earn a higher income and build better futures for themselves and their families."

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    Giuseppe says first Bake Off competition was 'surreal'

    In an interview with Channel 4, Giuseppe spoke about his memories from being on the show.

    He said: "My special memory from week one is undoubtedly the very first time that Paul and Prue tried one of my bakes.

    "I found it surreal that baking royalty were actually tasting something that I had baked.

    "That was probably the moment in which I realised that it was really happening and that I was for all intents and purposes a real GBBO baker."

    He also made an Instagram post about watching the show saying: "All good to go: a good Italian white, pop corn, tissues for the tears and a big cushion to shove my face in when the cringe gets off the chart. And now… breathe…".

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    What time is The Great British Bake Off final tonight?

    The Bake Off final will take place on November 23 at 8pm on Channel 4.

    The remaining three contestants will have to impress the judges one last time with a technical, signature and a showstopper bake.

    Unlike the rest of the competition, the final does not usually have a theme and is a culmination of all the previous challenges.

    You can catch up with any missed episodes on All 4.

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    Who is GBBO finalist Guiseppe?

    Giuseppe, 45, is originally from Italy and grew up baking with his father – a professional chef – so it seems the talent runs in the family.

    Celebrating his Italian heritage, his bakes are a combination of his love of Italian flavours, and his engineer's precision.

    Living with his wife and three sons in Bristol, Giuseppe is intent on making sure his children only eat home-made goodies.

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    The final three

    AFTER eleven weeks of soggy bottoms, dough rolling and Hollywood handshakes, the baker’s dozen is down to just three.

    Crystelle Pereira, Giuseppe Dell’Anno, and Will ‘Chigs’ Chirag will go head to head in tonight’s Bake Off final.

    Their creations will have to be showstoppers to impress judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood .

    Battle commences at 8pm on Channel 4.

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