Dave Friday, 30, was left thrilled after coming out on top spot during Tuesday night’s technical challenge.
The security guard won over judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood with his macaroons and show-stopper bake during biscuit week.
Dave’s efforts were praised by British Bake-Off. ‘He had the snap,’ a post on Twitter said with it showing how he won star baker this week.
It was a dramatic turnaround after Dave came a disappointing ninth last week after his efforts were accidentally sabotaged by Sura when she knocked his pineapple upside down cakes to the floor while trying to swat a fly.
Despite the blow, Dave told Sura, who went on to claim first place last week: ‘It happens, accidents happen.’
Sura responded: ‘It’s bittersweet because I feel so sad for Dave. I wish it didn’t happen to be honest.’
Dave is now smiling, though, following this week's success.