The Great British Bake Off’s Candice Brown looks stunning as she gets married ‘in secret’

Congratulations to the couple!

Liam Macaulay and Candice Brown

by Anna Sky Hulton |
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The Great British Bake Off winner, Candice Brown, has revealed to her fans that she got married earlier this week! The surprise wedding took place at an idyllic French chateau last Saturday, when Candice and her partner of six years Liam Macaulay, tied the knot. Their beautiful ceremony comes almost a year after Liam's surprise proposal.

Along with friends and family, special guests on the special day included Matt Evers, who was Candice's skating partner on Dancing on Ice, and the couple's two dogs, called Dennis and Sybil, who Candice has previously referred to as her "babies".

Whilst the couple had previously announced they would be getting married this year, they hadn't publicly set a date. Back in February the Bake Off winner tweeted a photo of the couple saying, 'We get married this year ❤️'.

Then, last night (24th September), Candice confirmed to her followers that the couple had tied the knot tweeting, 'Got married didn’t we ❤️💙'.

Messages of congratulations have been coming in for the couple, including one from former Dancing on Ice contestant Hayley Tamaddon, who said, 'Congrats my lovely! Xxx' and fellow Bake Off contestant Nancy Birtwhistle who said, 'Huge congratulations Candice ♥️'.

Whilst the couple have yet to post their own photos of the special day, Hello! magazine have posted a photo of the couple with Candice wearing a beautiful, long-sleeved wedding dress, sitting next to Liam and their dog Dennis.

Earlier this year, Candice revealed she hadn't yet chosen her dress for the special day, however she did reveal that she might take some inspiration from one rather famous person - actress Jennifer Lawerence.

Candice revealed to Hello!, "We know where, we know when, it's just a case of going to try on some dresses. Jennifer Lawrence's dress when she fell off the stairs at the Oscars… I love that dress, I love it. But I don’t know, they say you have to try things on so I could be in a sparkly leotard!"

Congratulations to Candice and Liam!

Meanwhile, the show that made Candice famous, Great British Bake Off, is currently in the middle of its second series on Channel 4. Last week during Dessert Week, viewers noticed an editing glitch!

Swipe through to see who the contestants for The Great British Bake Off 2018 are:


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Meet this year's GBBO contestants...

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Antony, 30

Antony describes himself as a 'Bollywood baker', and grew up in India which is where he learned to bake with his father - his baking inspiration. He's unafraid to try out new things and bakes 'unconventionally'. Antony once tasted 50 choux buns on a trip to Paris!

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Briony, 33

Briony is a self-taught baker from Bristol who has been inspired by her Nan. She has used YouTube tutorials to learn specific techniques and has been seriously baking on 2013 - and describes herself as a 'whizz' with puff pastry.

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Dan, 36

Dan describes himself as a perfectionist, and considers the way a bake looks to be one of the most important elements of baking. He is a full-time father-of-two, which makes home-baking an intrinsic part of his life.

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Imelda, 33

Imelda is one of four from County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, learning to cook and bake from her mum. She spends a lot of her time baking soda breads and and biscuits for her father and son as well as cakes that she shares with her office.

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Jon, 47

Jon, from Wales, loves spending time with his wife and their four children, and bakes to relax after a day at work. He loves 'showy' bakes and researching for new ideas to achieve something unique.

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Karen, 60

Having lived in France for 15 years, Karen is a lover of baking and was inspired by the local patisserie - and is now a prolific maker of profiteroles, Religieuse buns, tartes au citron and even foot long eclairs.

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Kim-Joy, 27

As Kim-Joy's birthday is World Baking Day, she is convinced that it's a sign she was born to bake. She was born in Belgium to an English father and a Malaysian–Chinese mother, grew up in London and studied in Bristol and Leeds before settling there with her partner. Kim-Joy's mixed-heritage background is a great source of inspiration for her baking, and her passion is bread.

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Luke, 30

Luke has been baking since the tender age of 10, and is inspired by his travels through Europe and North America. His minimalistic and clutter-free attitude has a great bearing on his baking, and he prefers to create masterpieces that are clean and precise.

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Manon, 26

Frenchwoman Manon learned to bake with her mum and grandmother, who always made everything from scratch. Although she was brought up in a French household, Manon found her passion for baking whilst living in London, and takes baking inspiration from both places.

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Rahul, 30

Rahul grew up in Kolkata, moving to the UK at 23 for a university scholarship. As a research scientist, his instinct is to approach baking with a meticulous eye and is fascinated by the science of baking.

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Ruby, 29

Ruby says her love of baking came from being the 'mother' of the group once she went to university. She grew up in an Indian family with three siblings, and describes her baking style as 'relaxed and boozy'.

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Terry, 56

Terry used to work as a prosthetic technician, and owns a microbrewery and allotment. These all have a bearing on his baking, and his craftmanship is a testament to his background. His family taught him everything he knows about baking, with his dad teaching him to make bread and pastry from the age of just 10.

During the episode, contestants were challenged to first make a roulade, along with the blind bake challenge which was to make blancmange and langues de chat biscuits.

The signature bake then saw them create chocolate domes and hot sauce to melt the ball and reveal a delicious cake inside. However, during the showstopper reveals, there was a glitch where the programme showed presenter Sandi Toksvig head towards Rahul, leading many to believe that he'd won Star Baker once again!

The Great British Bake Off returns tonight (Tuesday 25th Sept) on Channel 4 at 8pm.

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