John Whaite is celebrating after beating James Morton and Brendan Lynch last night
‘When they said my name it was such a huge shock,’ says John, 23.
‘My legs did go to jelly which I have never experienced before. Now I understand the meaning of the words.’
Since filming ended this summer, John has been on a graduate scheme in a bank – but he’s now hoping to make a career out of baking and has reportedly already landed a book deal.
PR guru Max Clifford has tipped him to earn £500,000 in the next year by releasing merchandise and making TV appearances.
‘It is going to take time and it is going to take a lot of hard work,’ John tells the Daily Mirror.
‘I am willing to put the work in, you just have to watch this space.’