The Best 'Great British Bake Off' Winners, Ranked

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Vote up the best 'GBBO' winners.

All the winners of The Great British Bake Off are lovely, just like the gentle competition of the show itself. GBBO winners showcase their skills with impressive bakes, taking the audience on a journey of deliciousness and discovery while they move to the final round. Even if they're all the Star Bakers of our hearts, who are the best winners of The Great British Bake Off?

The show has inspired increases in baking accessories and books as viewers decide to recreate their favorite bakes. And with three challenges each episode, The Great British Bake Off winners have a lot of great bakes! Taking inspiration from the traditional fête baking competitions of small English villages, the soothing pastoral scenery GBBO contestants work in guides the gentle competitiveness of the show that makes it a favorite in British reality, even in the States.

When producers don't try to create drama, the highest scandal comes from events like the proper refrigeration of ice cream, and although Bingate did create a fervor, it didn't affect Nancy's eventual win.

Of all the past GBBO winners below, who do you favor and who is a soggy bottom? It's your chance to vote up the best winners of The Great British Bake Off.

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  • Nadiya Hussain
    1

    Nadiya Hussain

    303 votes

    Winner: Series 6 (2015)
    Winning Signature Bake: Cardamom and Almond Buns, Nutmeg and Sour Cherry Fingers

  • Nancy Birtwhistle
    2

    Nancy Birtwhistle

    220 votes

    Winner: Series 5 (2014)
    Winning Signature Bake: Apple and Lemon Kites, Raspberry and Almond Croissants

  • Rahul Mandal
    3

    Rahul Mandal

    262 votes

    Winner: Series 9 (2018)
    Winning Signature Bake: Mango Créme Pâtissière Filled Doughnuts & Spiced Orange Ring Doughnuts

  • Peter Sawkins
    4

    Peter Sawkins

    186 votes

    Winner: Series 11 (2020)
    Winning Signature Bake: Cranachan Custard Slice

  • Sophie Faldo
    5

    Sophie Faldo

    206 votes

    Winner: Series 8 (2017)
    Winning Signature Bake: Spelt Boules, Mushroom Ciabatta, and Orange Plaited Brioche

  • Candice Brown
    6

    Candice Brown

    251 votes

    Winner: Series 7 (2016)
    Winning Signature Bake: Queen Victoria's Mango and Strawberry Crown