As week three of the Great British Bake Off came to a close we saw the first Hollywood handshake of the series so far.
Giuseppe was the deserved star baker when his 'Breakfast in Gaeta' focaccia wowed bread expert Paul Hollywood.
Who is Giuseppe on the Great British Bake Off 2021?
Giuseppe Dell'Anno, 45, is originally from Italy and grew up baking with his father – a professional chef – so it seems the talent runs in the family.
Celebrating his Italian heritage, his bakes are a combination of his love of Italian flavours, and his engineer's precision.
Living with his wife and three sons in Bristol, Giuseppe is intent on making sure his children only eat home-made goodies.
As a self-confessed "food snob" he objects to anything mass produced, having spent his childhood baking cakes with his father every Sunday.
With a passion for architecture and design, he has also recently renovated his family home with his wife.
What has Giuseppe done on the Great British Bake Off?
Week three was bread week, and Giuseppe proved himself to be a contender, earning himself the coveted star baker.
He impressed with his signature bake, being hailed "Giuseppe the Godfather of bread" by one viewer.
He also came out on top in the ciabatta technical challenge, but some fans were critical, claiming his Italian heritage gave him an unfair advantage.
One viewer wrote "Giuseppe was always going to be star baker on Italian week, I mean bread week."
He seems to be a strong contender, having also produced an impressive 'Jack and the Beanstalk' anti gravity cake in week one.
He then went on to repeat his successes with an intricate 'Reversi' board game biscuit showstopper in week two.
What has Giuseppe said about appearing on the show?
In an interview with Channel 4 Giuseppe spoke about his memories from being on the show.
"My special memory from week one is undoubtedly the very first time that Paul and Prue tried one of my bakes,
"I found it surreal that baking royalty were actually tasting something that I had baked.
"That was probably the moment in which I realised that it was really happening and that I was for all intents and purposes a real GBBO baker."
He also made an Instagram post about watching the show saying "All good to go:
"a good Italian white, pop corn, tissues for the tears and a big cushion to shove my face in when the cringe gets off the chart. And now… breathe…".
When is the Great British Bake Off 2021 on TV and how can I watch it?
You can catch the Great British Bake Off on Tuesdays at 8pm on Channel 4, and can catch up on All 4.
Week four is dessert week so tune in to see the bakers tackle classic pavlovas, a toffee technical, and a delicate dessert showstopper.
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