Great British Bake Off winner David is coming to York – this Saturday!

Bake Off winner David with Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. Photographs: Mark Bourdillon / Channel 4
30 Oct 2019 @ 6.25 pm
| Entertainment

He’s done North Yorkshire proud – and now you can congratulate David Atherton in person.

Millions tuned in to see David, from Whitby, triumph in the final of the Great British Bake-Off on Channel 4 last night (30 October).

And he’ll be at Waterstones in York this Saturday, between 12pm and 2pm.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

David will be signing copies of the latest spin-off book from the series, The Great British Bake Off: The Big Book of Amazing Cakes.

It includes recipes from him and his fellow contestants, from previous winners, and from judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

‘Amazing and exceptional’

David with the coveted trophy
Despite being up against Steph and Alice, who had multiple star baker titles, David took the final by storm.

With a shiny mirror glaze in the chocolate cake signature challenge, delicious twice-baked stilton souffles in the technical, and an ‘amazing, clever, exceptional and stunning’ showstopper picnic basket, he was a deserved winner. David said:

  • Honestly it was never in my mind that I thought I could win this, I have had daydreams of winning Bake Off for about 10 years.

    I really enjoyed every episode in the tent and I never felt that I was flaky throughout the whole series, although I did feel very nervous at the final which was unlike me.

In the tent for the final with Sandi Toksvig
David grew up in Whitby. His mum baked all the time – the family never ate a shop-bought loaf at home – and she inspired him to start.

After training as a nurse he became an international health adviser and he now lives in London.

But he hasn’t forgotten his roots – he made a Whitby-inspired fish pie during pastry week.