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Noel Fielding reveals how former Bake Off contestant helped him on his daughter's birthday

The Channel 4 presenter and the former winner are close friends

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Francesca Shillcock
Senior Features Writer
4 January 2021
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Noel Fielding has revealed the sweet story of how former champion of Great British Bake Off  and winner of the New Year's special, Rahul Mandal, made a cake for Noel's daughter on her birthday.

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The official Bake Off Twitter account shared the story for Noel, alongside a snapshot of the of the New Year episode, as the caption read: "Noel: 'On my daughter's first birthday, Rahul made her cake and came down all the way from Rotherham on the train with a cake on his lap… what a legend' #GBBO @noelfielding11." How lovely!

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Plenty of Bake Off fans were quick to reply to the story, unsurprised by Rahul's act of kindness due to his generous nature shown on the Channel 4 show. One person wrote: "Well deserved and not a surprise. Rahul’s talent is only exceeded by his humility."

Another tweeted: "Rahul is too good for this world," as a third said: "Aw this is too sweet. Love their friendship." A fourth person echoed this, writing: "Rahul is an absolute legend and everything that's good in the world..."

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Noel and Rahul have built up a close friendship from the show

Rahul, who won the show back in 2018, appeared for the 2021 special alongside other Bake Off alumni, including Helena from the 2019 series, Nancy from 2014 and Henry from 2019. But in the end, after winning over judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, it was Rahul who was victorious once again.

After winning his new title, Rahul told viewers: "I want to dedicate this to all the 132 bakers that have been on Bake Off so far. It belongs to all of you, because I learnt a lot from every single one of you. Without them, there is not a Bake Off family, and they make me feel fulfilled. They become my family, my friends. I bake to make people happy, and I'll keep doing it." 

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