Where the winners of Great British Bake Off are today – from Ed Kimber to Candice Brown

As British Bake Off winner John Whaite continues to dominate the Strictly leaderboard, it’s clear that there he has more strings to his bow than baking.

The baker has proved himself an exceptional dancer paired with professional partner Johannes Radebe, and scored the first perfect 40 of the series on week three.

After ten series, Bake Off has churned out its fair share of winners, who have gone on to achieve all sorts of success.

Let’s take a look…

Ed Kimber

Ed won the first-ever series of Bake Off in 2010 and continues to work as a baker, food writer and has published five books.

Speaking recently, he said: "What a wild 10 years it’s been… Through determination and a lot of very hard work I’m so very proud of what I’ve achieved over these past ten years, all I ever wanted to do was encourage people, to help them bake and enjoy this thing I’m so passionate about.

"Through my books, my website, my magazine work and of course this Instagram account I’m really honoured you’re all still turning to me for all your baking needs."

Joanne Wheatley

Joanne used her Bake Off win to launch her own cookery school.

She has also published cookbooks, including A Passion For Baking and Home Baking, and has written for various food publications.

She now splits her time between Lisbon and the UK.

Frances Quinn

After winning the fourth series of Bake Off, Frances released her cookery book Quinntessential Baking.

She also contributes recipes to BBC Good Food and other publications.

The 39 year old has also presented segments on ITV This Morning.

Nancy Birtwhistle

Nancy Birthwistle keeps busy as a grandmother to eight. However, she also finds time to keep her website updated with recipes and baking tips.

She also is a keen dog trainer and even entered her own dog into Crufts.

Speaking about her experience on Bake Off, she says it was "the most difficult thing I have ever undertaken in my life, but equally the most enjoyable".

Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya was launched into the public eye when she won Bake Off and went on to publish a number of cookery books and even baked a birthday cake for the Queen.

She has remained on screens fronting her own TV shows including Nadiya's Family Favourites and Nadiya's British Food Adventure.

Nadiya captured the hearts of the nations when she won and said: "I'm never, ever gonna put boundaries on myself ever again. I'm never gonna say 'I can't do it.' I'm never gonna say 'maybe.' I'm never gonna say, 'I don't think I can.' I can and I will."

Candice Brown

After winning Bake Off, Candice temporarily returned to her previous job as a PE teacher.

However, she has remained on screens taking part on reality shows such as Dancing on Ice and Celebrity Mastermind.

Candice also became the landlady of a pub last year, after buying The Green Man in Milton Keynes.

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Speaking about the pub, she said: "It will be a good old fashioned pub, good pub grub, warming and hearty. A resurgence in the things we miss about our old pubs."

Sophie Faldo

Sophie Falso’s win was somewhat spoiled after judge Prue Leith accidentally tweeted the winner's name out prematurely.

Sophie has since parted ways with her management company.

She now runs Sophie Faldo Couture Cakes, described on its website as "luxury fine cakes and dessert tables."

Rahul Mandal

Following his Bake Off win, Rahul returned to his job as a professor and Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre researcher at the University of Sheffield.

However, he still shares recipes on his YouTube page and has contributed recipes to various newspapers and magazines.

Rahul also won the Bake Off NYE special where he competed against other previous winners.

David Atherton

David Atherton was the first GBBO winner to never earn a star baker recognition during his time on the show.

Since completing his master's degree in public health, David has published three cookbooks with a focus on healthy eating.

He has also become a columnist for The Guardian.

Peter Sawkins

In 2020, Peter Sawkins became youngest ever winner, he also became the first Scottish baker to take the crown.

Following his victory, he continued to study accounting and finance at the University of Edinburgh.

However, Peter also published his first book Peter Bakes last month.

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