Bake Off champion Candice Brown laughs off engagement rumours

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Candice Brown triumphed in the seventh series of The Great British Bake Off but has dismissed reports that she has a second reason to celebrate.

Undated BBC handout file photo of Mary Berry with Candice Brown, who was crowned champion of this year's Great British Bake Off.
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The newly crowned winner of the popular baking show said people were reading too much into things after she posted a photo on Instagram showing a band on her ring finger.

She told Sky News: "I think Liam might have something to say about that - I think if that happened he doesn't know about it.

"That's my love of vintage jewellery, wanting to wear various things, and obviously wearing things on a certain finger makes people talk."

She added: "I think it's funny, it's lovely that people are interested and people want to talk about it. The support is just so lovely."

Candice also said she was taking her new fame in her stride.

She said: "To be honest I don't really see it, I walk along and I'm humming to myself...

"My other half, Liam, laughs and says 'Oh, people are looking' but when people come over and they speak to me they want to have a conversation and they say good luck. And it is just so lovely, it is so, so nice."