THE new series of Great British Bake Off is starting, and we can't wait to see a new batch of contestants compete for the top prize.
After a tense finale against Ruby and Kim-Joy, Rahul Mandal scooped the top prize. But what did he get for winning? Here's the lowdown…
What is the Great British Bake Off final prize money?
With all the drama, sweat and tears that the dedicated bakers go through, you’d expect they would be aiming for some grand cash prize, but the answer is no.
The winning prize is just flowers and a cake stand, at least that's what has happened so far.
Previous Bake Off contestant Martha Collison, who reached the quarter-finals in the 2014 series, confirmed to 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.”
What else does the Bake Off winner get?
Besides the flowers and cake stand, many of the Bake Off stars go on to earn massive sums of money through appearances, cook books and launching cooking schools.
Nadiya Hussain is undoubtedly the Bake Off’s greatest success story, and has since written various newspaper columns, fronted TV show The Chronicles of Nadiya, released a best-selling cook book and become a guest presenter on Loose Women.
She was also selected to bake Queen Elizabeth's birthday cake when the monarch turned 90 in April 2016.
The 2016 winner Candice Brown has turned herself into a fashion icon and cooking wizard.
The PE teacher left her job to pursue baking full-time, and has since become a columnist for The Times, and has released cookbooks based on comfort food recipes.
In July 2017, it was announced that she would be returning to reality TV and starring on ITV's reboot of ice-skating show Dancing on Ice.
When does the new series of Great British Bake Off start?
Season ten will bring a new batch of bakers fiercely competing to be crowned the winner of the show by taking part in weekly challenges.
The Great British Bake Off 2019 is expected to drop this month (August) although Channel 4 is yet to confirm the release date.
It will run for 10 weeks before the winner is crowned.
Fans of the show will be happy to know this will not be the last series, as the show has been renewed to 2021.
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