Bake Off's Peter hid show win from uni flatmates for 4 months and they only found out watching 2020 final last night

GREAT British Bake Off's Peter Sawkins was crowned the show's youngest winner on last night finale.

And it seems no one was more surprised by his win than his university flatmates, who only learned of his baking glory while watching the final episode with him.

Filming for the series began in July for six weeks, meaning Peter kept his win a secret from his housemates for nearly four months.

The show delighted viewers with a montage of heartwarming clips of how the contestants were doing after life in the baking bubble.

And in the heartfelt tribute, the show revealed that Peter's University of Edinburgh flatmates found out about his win along with the nation.

While showing a picture of the 20-year-old in his uni flat, production wrote: "Peter is back at university. His flatmates had no idea how far he'd got in Bake Off… until tonight!"

Speaking Radio 2 Breakfast Show today, Peter shared his three housemates' epic reaction as they found out about his win at the same time as viewers last night.

The accounting and finance student said: "'It was great fun, it was just celebrations, lots and lots of cheering so apologies to the flats above and below.

"It might have been a bit loud just after 9 o’clock.

"We just watched it as we’ve been watching the whole series," he added. "It was really nice, it was quite relaxed.

"It was a shame that we couldn’t do a big party… but we had a lovely time, the four of us in the flat, nice and chilled out."

He concluded: "I made a cake. We ate that alongside it. It was a really lovely time."

Peter was crowned the youngest ever winner of the Great British Bake Off.

The 20-year-old beat Laura Adlington and Dave Friday to win the Channel 4 show after wowing judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

The entire programme was filmed in just 42 days this year, with everyone forming a “biosecure bubble” in Essex to complete the show.

And Peter said keeping his victory a secret proved particularly challenging when flying back to Scotland.

He said: "After winning the trophy I had to smuggle it on the plane back to Edinburgh. I was a bit stressed when we went through the scanners.

"And then it stayed on my family worktop in the kitchen hidden in a box. I can’t wait to crack it out of the box and give it as much use as I possibly can."

The judges said it was the closest final they have ever had to judge and the hardest decision to make, but it was to be Peter’s year.

Paul said: "Peter should be exceptionally proud. He is the youngest winner we have ever had and the first Scottish winner."

And Prue added: "Do you know I am terribly proud of Peter and I feel as if he is my grandson. He is such a nice guy and he is so eager to learn, you can’t not like him."

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