Great British Bake Off final was the UK's most watched TV show since 2012

07 November 2016

The final of this year's Great British Bake Off was the most watched TV programme in the UK since 2012, confirmed ratings figures show.

A total of 15.9 million people saw Candice Brown win the contest on BBC One in October - 850,000 more than saw Nadiya Hussain win last year's final.

It is the highest audience since the London 2012 Olympics and Euro 2012.

If sporting events are excluded, it is the highest since 17.7 million watched Matt Cardle win The X Factor in 2010.

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