The final of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ drew in the show’s highest ever audience figures on Wednesday (26 October) night.
More than 14 million people tuned in to see Candice Brown triumph over Jane Beedle and Andrew Smyth in the last episode of the BBC baking competition - the biggest average overnight rating in its seven-year history.
The episode peaked with a whopping 14.8m as Candice was announced as the winner, just before 9pm.
The average figure was up over half a million on last year’s finale, where 13.4m watched Nadiya Hussain win.
This is expected to rise even more when viewers watching on catch up and on-demand services are included.
The record ratings will no doubt be bittersweet for the BBC, as last night’s show marked the last regular episode to air on BBC One, before ‘Bake Off’ moves to Channel 4 next year.
The episodes, which will feature memorable contestants from over the years making a variety of Yuletide treats, were recorded before Channel 4 snapped up the rights to ‘Bake Off’.
C4 will begin airing the show with a Stand Up To Cancer special in 2017.