okay but imagine for the captive prince gbbo au all the extra family filming they'd've done for the final! footage of auguste in his and laurent's kitchen! kastor scowling in his interview about damen! damen nervously meeting auguste at the family/friends picnic before they announce the winner!!
tbh, laurent probably does not move in with damen until well after filming ends. by the time the finale rolls around they have just gotten to the point of sleeping over at one another’s places; when damen beats him, laurent refuses to answer text messages for a week, and damen retaliates by sending him a series of pictures of the victor’s silver tray which damen has perched in ever-more-unlikely places.
you’re right that the family picnic is a disaster of nerves for everyone though.