25 November 2020 00:39
Great British Bake Off has paid tribute to the late star Luis Troyano who died earlier this month at the age of 48. There were emotional scenes in tonight's GBBO finale after Peter Sawkins was announced as the show's youngest winner. Just before Great British Bake Off finished for the year, producers paid an emotional tribute alongside image of Luis from his time on the show. The Bake Off star, who had come runner up in the show in 2014, tragically passed away at the start of November 2020 following a battle with oesophageal cancer. "The Dave's new baby, the dedication to everyone this year and finally the in memory of Luis Troyano from series 5," penned another.
A third said: "I just saw the tribute to the wonderful @luistroyano at the end of @BritishBakeOff. I'll never forget your baked colliery in honour of #poynton! Luis shot to fame with his baking talents six years ago, when he paid an incredible tribute to his hometown of Poynton in Stockport during one of his impressive showstopper bakes. Following his GBBO stint, Luis went on to enjoy lots of success because of his baking and he had even opened his first bakery in his hometown called The Hive Bakery. The Great British Bake Off shared an emotional tribute to former contestant Luis Troyano on Tuesday's finale after he tragically passed away aged 48 following a private battle with oesophageal cancer. Luis' agent, Anne Kibel, shared the sad news on Twitter earlier this month, as she paid her respects to the 2014 runner-up and marketing manager who hailed from Stockport.
The official Great British Bake Off Twitter account also paid tribute, saying those who had worked on the show were 'deeply saddened' to hear of Luis' passing. Love: Luis is survived by his wife Louise who wrote on a Just Giving page: 'Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure x' 'Always in our thoughts': The sad news was announced earlier this month by Luis's manager, Anne Kibel A year on: Luis' passing comes more than a year after he underwent surgery to remove a life-threatening tumour, as he marked the occasion on Twitter in April this year 'A huge honour and pleasure': The official Great British Bake Off Twitter account also paid tribute at the time, saying those who had worked on the show were 'deeply saddened' Amazing: Louise shared this lovely post on a Just Giving page she has created to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support 'This page has been set up for Macmillan Cancer Support but in truth, Luis gave a big thank you to everyone involved in his care.' According to the Manchester Evening News, Luis had lost his dad to cancer when he was aged 16 and had said he wished there had been a facility like Beechwood when he was going through his own loss. 'My time on The Great British Bake Off has been life changing and I feel honoured to support Beechwood.' Great British Bake Off fans have admitted to being 'a blubbering mess' at the end of Tuesday's final. After a Signature round, which left a distraught Laura crying into a fridge, a Technical which saw temperatures climb to a sizzling 36 degrees in the tent and a final Showstopper which brought rather mixed results for all three, the Great British Bake Off winner was revealed to be Peter. And as well as getting teary eyed at his winning moment, Matt thanking all of the backstage crew and medics after what had been a very different series for Bake Off and the reveal that Dave's baby had been born, viewers were hit hard by a dedication to former finalist Luis Troyano, who sadly passed away last month at the age of 48 after a battle with cancer.
Reacting to the dedication to him as credits rolled on the final, one fan tweeted: "okay bake off you're really tugging at my heart with this one, first the dedication, then all the lovely film of everyone and the memorial of Luis it really has been a hell of a year and bake off has been that little weekly lifter of spirits and I'm so grateful As the show finished, Bake Off also paid tribute to Luis on Twitter, posting a picture of him and writing: "Rest in peace, dear Luis." The Great British Bake Off not only produced the closest ever final, it delivered a closing montage that reduced many in the viewing audience to tears. The montage depicted this year's contestants in the months after filming had concluded on the series, tugging on the heartstrings of The Great British Bake Off fans young and old. The tribute to Luis Troyano, a Bake Off contestant in series five who tragically died this year was one trigger for viewers. What a wonderful finale of #GBBO, all the emotions, particularly ending with a tribute to our Luis????♥️ — Martha Collison (@marthacollison) November 24, 2020 Thought Peter was my favourite person on #GBBO this year until they showed Baby Ronnie. Another Bake Off fan echoed the feeling of many on social media: "That final montage on #GBBO just had me in floods of tears. thank you for bringing a little bit of normality to the last few weeks @BritishBakeOff ❤️ #gbbo #GBBOFinal pic.twitter.com/IzmyKmctPl — Wendi Peters (@WendiPeters) November 24, 2020