Who left The Great British Bake Off last night and who won star baker?

Who left The Great British Bake Off last night? Spoiler alert! Here's the details if you missed the fourth episode

Who left The Great British Bake Off?
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Who left The Great British Bake Off and who won star baker? Here's all you need to know if you missed episode four!

The fourth episode of the 2021 series saw Noel Fielding don yet another fabulously flamboyant shirt and Paul Hollywood hand out more sought-after handshakes, alongside the new Bake Off contestants battling it out in the iconic tent, in a bid to win the coveted Bake Off winner's cake stand. 

But who left The Great British Bake Off this week and who won star baker? If you forgot to tune into week four's dessert week episode, we've got all the details on the fourth elimination of the series 2021. 

Who left The Great British Bake Off last night?

Maggie was the fourth contestant to leave The Great British Bake Off this series, becoming 2021's fourth unlucky baker to be knocked out by the judges. 

Retired midwife Maggie, 70, who was defended by 'raging' viewers following Paul's comments last week, failed to impress with her sticky toffee puddings and and pavlovas in dessert week and was unable to keep her place in the tent for next week's German challenges. 

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Bake Off fans were devastated to see Prue lookalike Maggie go, taking to social media to express their heartbreak. 

One wrote, "Bake Off won't be the same without you Maggie!"

"Maggie has been the sweetest part of bake off. She has an infectious personality & her presence has enhanced the show this year. She should be very proud of herself. She will be missed greatly," penned another.

"It’s a Tuesday evening and I’m sobbing at Bake Off. Love you Maggie," a third chipped in to add. 

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Who won star baker last night?

Chigs won star baker for dessert week in episode four of this series. After impressing Paul and Prue with his incredible Black Forest Imprimé dessert and receiving a Hollywood handshake for his technical challenge, 40-year-old Chigs from Leicestershire was chosen as the fourth star baker of the series.

Speaking on his victory, Chigs, whose love for baking blossomed during the pandemic, said, "A handshake and star baker in the same week. I can't believe it. I'm lost for words."

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What week is it on Bake Off next week?

Week five on The Great British Bake Off 2021 is German week!

The bakers will be trying their hands at traditional German Christmas biscuits, a layered cream and sponge cake and a bread tower showstopper challenge. 

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Who won Bake Off in 2020? 

Peter Sawkins took the 2020 Bake Off crown, becoming the youngest ever winner of The Great British Bake Off at the age of 20. 

The University of Edinburgh student went up against fellow bakers Laura Adlington and Dave Friday in the final but pipped them to the post with his impressive custard slice signature, walnut whip technical challenge and epic dessert tower for his final showstopper. 

What is Peter Sawkins from Bake Off doing now?

Since the 2020 Bake Off, Peter is thought to have continued his studies and is set to complete his finance degree this year. 

He is also preparing to release his first ever cook book in October, entitled Peter Bakes. 

The recipe book is full of tasty recipes including gluten-free options and promises to feature "100 irresistible recipes for teatime treats, showstopper cakes, yummy puddings and more". 

Sharing the lovely career news on Instagram, Peter told fans, "I feel as excited as I look on the cover that I can finally share this. 

"The book is full of my favourite sweet recipes to bake and eat. Every recipe is written as standard but also has gluten-free amendments, so you won't miss out on any recipes if you're gf."

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