The designer wowed the judges

Frances Quinn has been crowned the winner of The Great British Bake Off.

The children’s clothing designer beat rivals Ruby Tandoh, 21, and Kimberley Wilson, 30, by wowing the judges with her creations in last night’s final.

Frances, 31, earned praise from Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry for her rainbow pie and stunning three-tier wedding cake.

Her triumph came as quite a shock after she was criticised in previous weeks for focusing on style over substance and Frances has admitted that she’s still amazed by her victory.

The secret’s finally out and from me and Sue the squirrel I am sending out a wholenut of love! #stillinshock Xx,’ she Tweeted after the show with a cute sketch of a squirrel.

Student Ruby was seen crying in the final round after her bake was criticised by the judges while psychologist Kimberley struggled in the first challenge.

But there were no hard feelings between the finalists and both women were thrilled for Frances.

WELL DONE @frances_quinn I LOVE YOU! I’m sitting sobbing with pride and relief into my red wine. A friend for life 🙂 xxx,’ Ruby posted on Twitter.

Kimberley added: Huge, huge, incalculable congratulations to @frances_quinn You are INCREDIBLE! I am in awe of your creativity, tenacity and skill. Love Kx’

Frances has revealed that she hopes to produce a coffee table book combining her skills in baking and design following her win.

She is single but knows just what kind of man she’s looking for.

‘I don’t have a boyfriend,’ Frances tells The Sun.

‘Being on the show has not quite been blind date to baking date. Whoever he may be, I hope he will have a healthy appetite. Someone who is 6ft would be good.’

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