Mr Edgell wins the Great British Bake Off 2023!

Mr Edgell wins the Great British Bake Off 2023!

30 November 2023

The winner of the 14th series of The Great British Bake Off – #OurMatty !

Matty Edgell, from Hampton College, was crowned champion of the Channel 4 programme on Tuesday night. At the beginning of the episode Matty described himself as the “underdog” but stole the title and hearts of the nation with his buttercream three-tiered celebration cake showstopper, described by Paul Hollywood as “absolutely delicious” and the best he had tasted for a long time.

The PE teacher at Hampton College is back in school today after the whirlwind final and says, “what an experience and what a journey it has been. It has taught me as much about myself as it has about baking. I can’t thank the bakers, the crew and everyone involved in the process enough for making it so special. Both the trust and school staff and students have been incredible. I was worried about the students finding out, but they have been so invested, I got a standing ovation every Wednesday morning. It has brought the school community even closer. I would like to thank John Gilligan for supporting me with the auditions process back in the summer.”

The 28-year-old defeated his fellow finalists Josh and Dan on the final bake. His talent, dedication and humble nature has made the school, trust and city proud.

Alex Ford (Head of School - HC) – “Everyone at Hampton College is so very proud of Matty and we look forward to supporting him with the exciting opportunities he has on the horizon.”

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