Anneka Rice has been crowned final star baker on The Great Celebrity Bake Off

The wildly popular Celebrity Great British Bake Off competition has announced Anneka Rice as it’s final star baker of the series.

In the fifth and final episode of the charity series Anneka Rice was announced as the winner of the coveted star baker apron, in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.

Each episode has seen four famous faces enter the iconic tent each wanting to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith with their skills - but only one celebrity in each episode has been named star baker.

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Anneka Rice, the intrepid TV presenter, wowed the judges in week five of the Channel 4 show beating her co-stars comedian John Bishop, Paralympian Ade Adepitan and Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle.

Rice triumphed after impressing with sticky toffee choux buns and a show-stopping chocolate cake.

Rice won the technical challenge, set by Leith, who tasked the celebrities with making 12 identical coffee and walnut financiers, so called because they resemble gold bars.

The final challenge, the showstopper, tasked the celebrities with making a chocolate cake decorated to represent something from their bucket list.

Rice said she wanted to bring her sons on a helicopter trip around the world and her cake featured a chopper hovering over the Alps.

Anneka Rice has been crowned star baker in the final episode of The Great Celebrity Bake Off Stand Up To Cancer series.

Celebrities including Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall, singer Alexandra Burke, actor James McAvoy and comedian Reece Shearsmith have all claimed the top spots this series – joining Anneka as the five star bakers.

The series has seen 20 well-known faces including Rapper Dizzee Rascal, comedian Reece Shearsmith, actor James McAvoy and former athlete Dame Kelly Holmes among the stars who have featured earlier in the fundraising competition.

Who is Anneka Rice?

The 62-year-old is a familiar face and household name among children who grew up in the late 80s and early 90s.

The former ‘Challenge Anneka’ presenter opened the Bake Off show by running through the tent in a blue jumpsuit, in a throwback to her early career as a children’s TV presenter.

Now she is a journalist, broadcaster and painter – and took part as a contestant on the 2019 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Where is Nadine Coyle from?

Former Girls Aloud band member Nadine Coyle has been trending on social media after her appearance on The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer.

Viewers were waiting for her to say ‘flour’ in the final episode of the Bake Off – which she first said live on TV back in 2010.

Nadine appeared on Sunday Brunch 11 years ago where she pronunced the word in a strong Northern Irish accent, which was later turned into a meme.

The 34-year-old has sent the internet into meltdown for a second time as she tried to impress Paul and Pru – and dropped the ‘flour’ bomb three minutes into the programme in a thick Derry accent.

Why didn’t Noel Fielding make an appearance this series?

Noel Fielding, known for his quick wit and iconic shirts, usually co-presents the bakery competition with fellow comedian, Matt Lucas.

But the former Little Britian comedian has been hosting this series on his own while Noel Fielding is away on paternity leave.

Fielding welcomed his second child last year, in October.