The Scot who made it to the final of the Great British Bake Off says he ‘got lucky’.
James Morton secured his place in the final and took the title of star baker after producing a variety of delicacies, including a fraisier and a Paris-brest, during the BBC Two show’s French-themed semi-final.
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James, who is the son of Scottish broadcaster, writer and musician Tom Morton, will now take on Brendan Lynch and law student John Whaite for the Great British Bake Off title.
After securing his place in the last three, James tweeted: “My bros @JohnWhaiteBakes and @brendanbakes are pros; finalists by dedication and skill. Let’s be honest, I got lucky.”
Former contestant Ryan Chong and writer Val McDermid have now both tweeted the 21-year-old Glasgow medical student to say his place in the final is well deserved.
Ryan, who left the competition three weeks ago, tweeted: “@bakingjames you’re too humble. Sometimes on #gbbo it’s not just baking, but keeping cool and you’ve been iceman throughout. Well deserved.”
Val agreed, tweeting: “@bakingjames @JohnWhaiteBakes @brendanbakes Nothing lucky about being in the final. You’re all there because you did the business and inspire.”
James, who started baking with his granny, has become a fan favourite since appearing on the third season of the show and is well-known for his experimental approach to baking. His creations have included a derelict gingerbread house, a Paris-brest bike and a sweet potato pecan pie.
He has now thanked everyone for the messages of congratulations and support he has received since reaching the final.
He tweeted: "Thanks everyone for the loveliness. Every 2012 #gbbo contestant is part of a tight team – impenetrable friendship has resulted.”
James will appear in the Great British Bake Off final on BBC Two on Tuesday, October 16.