John crowned bake off champ

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WIGAN’S John Whaite was last night crowned champion of this year’s Great British Bake Off – and put his victory down to his university degree.

He said studying helped him concentrate while the show was being filmed.

And not only did he graduate with first-class honours in law, he won the competition – the surprise TV hit of the year.

John, 23, who hails from Wrightington but now lives in Manchester, said: “If I hadn’t been in the middle of the degree I’m not sure I would have won.

“It meant I had to be organised and know what I needed for the exam and what I needed for baking. I don’t think I’d have got such a good grade without Bake Off.”

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