The Great British Bake Off has been on our screens for more than 10 years now across 13 series. 

Throughout its time, it's seen dozens of bakers make their way in the tent with only a select few claiming the winning title. 

Whilst you may expect that the winners of each series will become the most successful, you may be surprised. 

Some Great British Bake Off contestants who did not win have seen worldwide fame and released cookbooks. 

Find out who the most successful Great British Bake Off contestants are.

5 most successful Great British Bake Off contestants 

Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya won back in 2015 and has since gone on to host her own TV shows, has a monthly column in The Times and even created Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday cake. 

With an expected net worth of over £3 million, she has released six books since winning The Great British Bake Off.

Candice Brown

Winning the 2016 edition, Candice Brown has also released cookbooks, Happy Cooking and Comfort: Delicious Bakes & Family Treats.

Candice has a net worth of £1 million according to Heart and has also appeared on TV shows including This Morning, Christmas Kitchen and more.

John Whaite 

John Whaite won The Great British Bake Off back in 2012 and has since built his own TV career. 

In 2021 he appeared in Strictly Come Dancing and reached the semi-final as well as featuring on Steph's Packed Lunch, This Morning and Sunday Brunch.

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Kim-Joy Hewlett

Kim-Joy appeared in the 2018 series of Bake Off and was a runner-up, however, she did later go on to win The Great British Bake Off's New Year show in 2022. 

The baker has also released three books, Baking with Kim-Joy: Cute and Creative Bakes to Make You Smile, Celebrate with Kim-Joy: Cute Cakes and Bakes to Make Every Occasion Joyful and Turtle Bread: A Graphic Novel About Baking, Fitting In, and the Power of Friendship.

Liam Charles 

Although Liam did not win his series in 2017, has seen mass success as a judge on Junior Bake Off and hosting Bake Off: The Professionals. 

He also has two cookbooks, Cheeky Treats and Second Helpings as well as his own regular column in The Guardian.