As always, the show kicked off at Cake Week, with contestants tasked with taking on the classic Battenberg cake, a technical challenge based on the humble fruit sponge.
Sadly, for a contestant, this was their first and last shooting.
Who had to hang their apron on GBBO last night?
* Spoilers are ahead, obviously *
Who left GBBO last night?
Last night, we said goodbye to 27-year-old diagnostic radiographer Loria Campbell-Claire.
Loria had previously admitted that she ‘rarely follows a recipe’, and her downfall was that she failed to impress the judges last night with a bubble gum-scented Battenberg and pineapple inverted cake.
They decided to create a cake bust of poet Louis Bennett-Coverley’s ‘Miss Lou’ for the technical challenge but it was not enough to maintain her place in the competition.
After co-host Noel Fielding sent her home, Loria said: ‘I’m glad I baked, I didn’t change anything, everything happens for a reason. ‘It was a small moment that if I was still in the tent I would not have been able to go to my grandmother’s funeral.
‘So the time I left the tent was right, which meant I could be with the family and leave Grandma.’
She was not the only one to face the tragedy last night, after seeing the contestant in stressful scenes While trying to change a fly, Surah accidentally hits Dave’s four cakes on the floor.
Dave’s four cakes were written off after the accident but the two who were rescued were praised by the judges, so all was not lost.
When is the next Great British Back Off?
The Great British Bake Off returns at the same time next week – Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.
As always, you can find it after the show airs on all 4s.
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