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Bake Off champion teacher Candice Brown: My pupils thought I was a millionaire

Published 14/11/2016

The Great British Bake Off 2016 winner Candice Brown
The Great British Bake Off 2016 winner Candice Brown

The Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown has said pupils were surprised when she returned to her job as a PE teacher because they believed she was a millionaire.

Brown triumphed over rivals Andrew Smyth and Jane Beedle to win the final series of the baking show to air on the BBC before it moves to Channel 4.

The baking enthusiast, 31, said the children have been teasing her about her win, telling Hello! magazine: "When I went into school after the final was on TV the kids went: 'Why are you in, miss? You're a millionaire!'"

Brown also addressed rumours that she has got engaged to her boyfriend Liam Macaulay, telling the magazine : "We'll get married one day but there's no rush. We'll have kids too ... Family is very important to us both ... We want it all."

She added that Macaulay has kept her grounded during her whirlwind rise to fame, saying: "Liam is my biggest support. He tells me every day that he's so proud of me."

The final of this year's series has become the most-watched programme on television since 2012.

A total of 15.9 million people saw Brown win the BBC cookery competition, new figures show.

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