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.
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’
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.
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.