In this week's A-list Insider: Mariah Carey is dumped by James Packer, the 2016 winner of Great British Bake Off is revealed and Pete Burns passes away.

Mariah Carey all by herself

It looks like Mariah Carey may be back on the market. The hero songstress has been reportedly dumped by her billionaire fiancé James Packer because he apparently got tired of her wait for – over spending.

Australian publication Woman's Day, says that it wasn't just the lavish lifestyle that caused Packer to end things. His family allegedly struggled to connect with her and he was worried that her forthcoming E! Reality series Mariah's World would invade their privacy.

But every cloud has a silver lining because he is letting her keep her $10m (£8m) engagement ring he proposed to her with in January.

Mariah Carey and James Packer
Mariah Carey and James Packer are reported to have split less than a year after getting engaged REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Great British Bake Off winner revealed

Meanwhile, Candice Brown has been crowned as 2016's The Great British Bake Off champion. The Bedford-born PE teacher impressed week after week with patisseries, gingerbread masterpieces and divine desserts.

The final saw her go head-to-head with 25-year-old aerospace engineer Andrew Smyth and 61-year-old garden designer, Jane Beedle.

She broke down in tears upon hearing she had won the coveted title saying it meant more to her than anyone will ever realise.

This series will be the last one shown on the BBC after Love Productions sold the hit cooking show to Channel 4.

Pete Burns dies

Pete Burns
Pete Burns as he appeared on the Channel 5 show Botched Up Bodies Channel 5

And finally Pete Burns has died. The Dead Or Alive frontman passed away suddenly on 23 October from a cardiac arrest. He was 57.

Burns found enduring fame in the 1980s thanks to the #1 hit single You Spin Me Round (Like A Record). He was even well-known for his unique appearance after going under the knife over 300 times.

In 2006, he won over legions of fans after appeared in Celebrity Big Brother 4, in which he finished in fifth place.