Everyone Was Floored By Paul’s ‘Double Handshake’ On GBBO Last Night


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Last night’s Great British Bake Off final gathered record viewing figures for the BBC, as millions tuned in for the last episode of the series, and indeed the last episode of the show as we know it. From next year GBBO will move to Channel 4, losing Marry Berry, Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc in the process.

It was certainly a tense final, with the three bakers building meringue crowns, recipe-less Victoria Sponges and pastry-stuffed picnics in their quest for the top spot. While Candice and her strong lips walked away with the GBBO crown, her fellow contestant Jane won something else: the rarely-seen Paul Hollywood Double Handshake.

Paul’s been known to dole out single handshakes for rare perfect bakes, and there were a few this series. Selasi and his Yorkshire puddings knew that joy:

As did Tom and his biscuits:

Candice even got one for her meringue crown last night:

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After tasting Jane’s Signature Challenge though, the usually narky Paul went one further, giving her what Sue dubbed “the Roman Clasp”: a TWO-HANDED grasp. 

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Needless to say, Twitter went mental, not least because it was clear Candice was just a tad put out.

Despite winning the Technical Challenge, Andrew was left ENTIRELY handshake-less, which didn’t go unnoticed:

Who knew a handshake could spark such heated debate?


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