Bake Off winner Candice Brown: ‘I’m not engaged!’

The Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown is due to tie the knot with boyfriend Liam Macaulay, but is not actually engaged.

Although Candice has often been spotted with a ring on that finger, the couple had yet to confirm the news properly.

But Liam, 31, was happy to spill the beans when joining Candice at the National Television Awards on Wednesday.

‘Yes of course we are going to get married. We already have a pug together – that’s the ultimate sign of commitment,’ he told The Sun.

‘A number of our relatives have been having weddings lately, so the pressure is on.’

However, Candice has coyly denied the fiancé claims, telling Ruth Langsford on today’s This Morning episode that she’s not exactly engaged, but will be marrying Liam in the future – and that the ring everyone speculates about is just a family heirloom.

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Candice and Liam in December 2016

According to The Sun, Hello! Magazine has already attempted to buy the rights to the couple’s wedding.

The pair also spoke to Hello! about their nuptial plans, revealing that they’re taking their time and won’t be married straight away.

‘We’ll get married one day but there’s no rush. We’ll have kids too. We want it all,’ the Bake Off star said.

This came soon after Candice revealed that she had been struggling with her fans’ reponse to Liam’s 16-month prison sentence for dealing cannabis back in 2012.

‘It’s difficult. I’m only human. But not everyone’s going to like you. In my little world it would be nice if everyone liked everyone,’ she told the Daily Star.

‘I do understand that comes with being in the public eye. But it is hurtful. I really am only human. I deal with it and move on. And I never forget the support I’ve had.’

She then went on to gush about her fiancé, saying, ‘he is such a support. He is my biggest fan and I’m very, very lucky to have him.’

The couple live in Bedford together, and share a home with their pet pug, Dennis.

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Candice was crowned the winner of The Great British Bake Off 2016, beating fan favourites Andrew and Jane in the final. At first, Candice was mostly noticed by viewers for her varied lipstick choices, but she soon enough proved her amazing talent and crafted some fantastic bakes.

Her most winning moments include her gingerbread pub, and her marzipan peacock, plus her sense of humour and emotional winning speech.