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Olivia wins Bake Off challenge.

BAKE Off winner Frances Quinn visited the Loughborough University campus to judge the final of the Loughborough Hall of Residence Bake Off Challenge alongside university vicechancellor, Professor Robert Allison. This was the second and final stage of the challenge, with Frances having also visited campus in November to deliver a live demonstration and set the Halls their baking challenge.

Five finalists from across campus presented their work to Frances and the vice-chancellor, whose brother is a professional chef.

The winner was chosen as Rutherford Hall's Olivia Sergeant, a first-year civil engineering student, who impressed the two judges with her baked impression of Vincent van Gogh's infamous Sunflowers painting. As well as Olivia winning the PS500 prize, the vice-chancellor also pledged to donate PS50 to Rutherford's Rag total.

Frances graduated from Loughborough in 2001 with a Foundation Arts Diploma. She won the Great British Bake Off in its fourth series in 2013,.

Frances said: "The winning creation by Olivia was amazing. It would of course been nice to have rewarded everyone but there could only be one winner.

"It's always good to return to Loogabarooga! Loughborough will always have a special place in my heart and I'm very proud to be back."

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| Bake Off winner Frances Quinn visited the Loughborough University campus to judge the final of the Loughborough Hall of Residence Bake Off Challenge alongside University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison. The winner was chosen as Rutherford Hall's Olivia Sergeant, a first-year Civil Engineering student.

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Publication:Loughborough Echo (Loughborough, England)
Date:May 29, 2019
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