Giuseppe Dell'Anno has been named as the winner of this year's The Great British Bake Off, beating off competition from Crystelle and Chigs in the three-challenge final.
The final challenge required the top three to come up with their menu for a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, which saw Giuseppe serve up a chocolate and hazelnut dough shaped like a giant mushroom, mango and passionfruit panna cottas, plus asparagus and pea-filled choux pastries shaped like a caterpillar.
Speaking after the result was announced, Giuseppe said: "There are no words, I am speechless for once. All I can think of is the reaction from my mum and dad. The fact is that everything I have done to deserve this comes from his heritage, it's the best thank you note I can possibly send him. He is going through a very bad time health-wise, so I think this is going to be a great boost.
"I don't say often or lightly that I am proud of what I do, but in this case I am really proud of what I have done. It's unbelievable!"
He added: "I feel it's been a great year for Italy. I truly can't believe it or take it in, this has made me so incredibly happy to be a Britalian. Dell'Anno is my surname which translates in English to 'of the year' – and I feel this has certainly has been my year."
Giuseppe will appear for an interview on Bake Off: An Extra Slice this Friday at 8pm on Channel 4.