How Giuseppe Dell'Anno Really Feels About GBBO Rival Jürgen Krauss

Many fans of "The Great British Bake Off" rejoiced when Giuseppe Dell'Anno took home the victory on Season 12 of the hit show. "HUGE congrats! I was rooting for you all season! Well deserved!" tweeted one Giuseppe enthusiast. The judges, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, seemed to love Dell'Anno from the first challenge, in which the bakers prepared mini rolls, with Hollywood calling his almond and orange cakes with ricotta cheese "beautifully flavored" and "elegant and classic, with a lovely swirl," according to The Bristol Post.

Another of the season's frontrunners was Jürgen Krauss. Despite the pair's different backgrounds, which significantly influenced their baking (Dell'Anno is Italian and Krauss German), the competitors were often neck-and-neck throughout the entire series of challenges (per Hello!). Leith said she loved Krauss' final creations on the show (per The Guardian) and he won Star Baker three times, including the first two episodes, as noted by The Dipp. After Krauss was eliminated in the penultimate episode, he told The Guardian that he had to call three families to console upset children.

Giuseppe Dell'Anno thought Jürgen Krauss was going to win GBBO

Despite what might have seemed like a rivalry, Giuseppe Dell'Anno told Vulture that he perceived things were quite the contrary among the contestants, even between Jürgen Krauss and himself, stating that he was sure Krauss was going to win in the beginning because his cakes were "flippin' delicious." Recounting one such instance, he continued, "The first showstopper Jürgen made was unbelievable. It was a chiffon cake with a hint of rosewater and pistachio praline. The best cake I ever tasted. When I tried that and saw what he could make, I assumed that if he wasn't going to win, he's certainly going to be in the finals," Dell'Anno said.

According to Hello!, some GBBO fans loved the dynamic between Dell'Anno and Krauss so much, they're calling for a spin-off show featuring the pair. "Hear me out — a travel/food show, Jürgen and Giuseppe traveling around Europe, trying different cakes and puddings from all over. You'd watch it. And so would I," they stated.