GBBO's Giuseppe Dell'Anno Was Surprised To Discover This Truth About Television

For those who love the "Great British Bake Off," it's easy to picture the large white tent located in the scenic British countryside. Throughout the show, judges Paul Hollywood and Dame Prue Leith, as well as presenters Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas, along with all twelve contestants can be seen moving comfortably about the tent.

This wholesome reality food competition has wrapped up season 12 and the winner is Bristol-based engineer Giuseppe Dell'Anno who was born in Italy, making him the first Italian winner of "The Great British Bake Off." During season 12, Dell'Anno was the recipient of two Star Bakers and two handshakes, affectionately called "Hollywood handshakes," from judge Paul Hollywood. These awards are a sign that the bakes Dell'Anno had made were exceptionally good. 

In an interview with Vulture, Dell'Anno shares his views on the show and reveals some interesting details about his experience in the famous white tent. He was especially surprised to discover one truth about television that he didn't know.

The television business isn't as vicious as Dell'Anno thought

Dell'Anno told Vulture that he was "slightly scared when it dawned on him that he was going to be on national television." He was apprehensive about his on-screen appearance, his "weird facial features," and the possibility of being roasted or trolled in the online world. However, he quickly discovered that there was no reason to be worried. 

The season 12 winner stayed true to himself throughout the shoot, and there were no trolls or horrible comments on social media as he anticipated. Dell'Anno shares that there's really no way of faking anything for the cameras because the contestants are focused only on the bakes, leaving no room for anything else. He says, "when you realize that you've put yourself almost naked in front of the cameras and have the audience accept you for what you are, it's validating." 

Regarding the television business, Dell'Anno originally believed that "it's a very cutthroat business and people are aggressive," but he soon learned that the people on "The Great British Bake Off" were quite the opposite, particularly the hosts, Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas, who constantly cracked jokes and were warm and caring with the contestants. 

Dell'Anno told Vulture that even though he gets lots of praise for his shirts and hair on social media, he's still cautious about what he posts. He also states that he doesn't care about the negative comments nearly as much as he thought he would. And in case you're curious, here's what the winner is up to now.