Celebrity Bake Off fans correctly predicted who would win tonight’s episode almost as soon as the show started.
Taking to Twitter about her winning the show, which is raising money for Stand Up to Cancer, one person wrote: “Jessica is going to win this week I think she’s already had a handshake for her cake and came first in the technical challenge for treacle tart 😍.”
A second said: “Jessica surely has this in the bag #gbbo.”
Jessica’s breakthrough role was as next-door neighbour Cheryl in BBC’s The Royle Family.
She has since been in a series of hugely popular TV shows and films, including Spaced and Bridget Jones.
The episode also saw Gemma Collins with the challenges as she desperately tried to impress Paul Hollywood.
Gemma set out her claim from the start when she told the camera: “The thought of seeing Paul Hollywood is really exciting but I am just going to stay focussed.”
She then talked of the “depth” of her sponge as she confessed to being an avid watcher of Paul, 57, and the show.
After dousing the mixture in rose flavouring she said it was a “symbol of her love for Paul Hollywood.”
Unfortunately she failed to impress with her baking skills – leaving Paul and Prue unable to watch at one point.