Porthtowan’s Great British Bake Off star cousin excitedly awaits competition result
If you thought that having a cousin in the final of the country's most loved baking show entitles you to any backstage spoilers, then you would be wrong.
Porthtowan chef Benedict Quinn, cousin of the Great British Bake Off’s Frances Quinn, will have to wait with millions of other fans tonight to see who Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry crown 'star baker' for the final time.
The Cornish chef, who holds a monthly Sunday Roast Club at the No.4 Perterville restaurant in St Agnes, has been watching his cousin nervously throughout the series.
To mark the final episode of the BBC 2 baking competition, Mr Quinn has travelled up to London to watch it with Frances and other close family members.
He said: “We’re all very nervous, but excited as well!
“Obviously we don’t know the result, so it’s going to be a great surprise for us to share with Frances.
“Whatever happens it’s been an incredible journey and she has made us all very proud. Saying that though, Frances wants to win.”
After battling regular ‘style over substance’ criticism from the judges, Frances has emerged as the viewer’s favourite in the competition.
The bookmaker, Coral, has even had to suspend betting on the stylish baker as more than 90 per cent of the bets taken have been for her.
The show, which regularly attracts over 5.6 million viewers per episode, finished filming in June.
Since then the result has been kept a closely guarded secret.
But outrage was sparked yesterday, when celebrity chef, Raymond Blanc, appeared to reveal the winning baker on twitter.
The Michelin star chef tweeted: “the great British bake off. Not much skills, female tears, And a winner so thin who makes me doubt of her love for great cooking, baking.”
The tweet led commentators to place former model, Ruby Tandoh, as the winner.
Miss Tandoh swiftly replied over the social media site, telling Blanc “don’t be an idiot”.
The final of the Great British Bake Off will be shown tonight on BBC 2 at 8pm.