Who left The Great British Bake Off last night? Custard week meant chaos for the bakers

Wondering who left The Great British Bake Off last night? We reveal all as the baking competition heats up...

Who left The Great British Bake Off
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The seventh episode of The Great British Bake Off 2022 delighted fans as six amateur bakers took to the tent to impress Paul and Prue during custard week.

The seventh week of GBBO began with a bang on Tuesday, 25 October 2022, as the Bake Off contestants of 2022 took to the tent ready to show off their baking prowess during custard week. 

Although the series has only just begun, fans were devastated when yet another baker was unfortunately asked to leave the tent after failing to impress judges during the seventh episode of the show. 

*warning - spoilers ahead*

Who left the Great British Bake Off?

GBBO's Kevin

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During custard week, Kevin was left red-faced after a Showstopper disaster failed to impress the judges. 

Kevin has been a keen baker since the age of 17, but says that Bake Off was the "hardest thing he's ever had to do in his life" in his farewell letter from the show.

In a handwritten note that was shared by The Great British Bake Off on Twitter, the amateur baker said, "Man alive, what an experience! One of the hardest things I've ever had to do, but oh boy, I'd do it all over again tomorrow. 

Thank you to whoever had the ridiculous notion to let me loose in the tent," he joked. "I hope I've brought a little joy to the show and those who cheered me on at home.

"In our part of Scotland, we take life seriously but don't take ourselves seriously and so I shall continue!"

"To anyone thinking about applying, do it, and if at first you don't get on, try again. It will be up there as one of the best things you've ever done."

Unfortunately, it was poor performance in the technical challenge that sealed Kevin's fate. Kevin’s 'My Honey Valentine' Custard Gâteau Showstopper didn't quite go to plan. Sadly, the warm weather meant the tent was particularly hot that day and the custard didn't get thick enough to hold the weight of the tiers. 

Who won Star baker?

Syabira won her first Star Baker award this week, impressing the judges with her inventive bakes.

For the Signature challenge, the hopeful bakers had a go at making floating islands; a dessert that proved to be no easy task. They then were challenged to make a summer staple for the technical challenge, followed by a custard-based gateau for the Showstopper.

Despite having a difficult time and actually coming last in the technical challenge, Syabira's Showstopper decorated piña colada cake with edible floral decorations was a hit across the board, securing her the coveted star baker title for the second week running.

What else happened in last night's episode of The Great British Bake Off?

The main drama revolved around Kevin and his disastrous showstopper. After watching the show, many fans were touched by the community spirit shown by the other bakers, writing on Twitter, "The bakers' supporting Kevin is such a lovely sight, you can tell how much they appreciate one another." While another said, "Awww them all helping Kevin is what I love about #GBBO."

It was a battle against the heat in week seven, with hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas telling the contestants that the tasting for the technical challenge would have staggered start and end times to ensure judges could taste the six pistachio and praline ice cream cones before they melted. 

This proved to be one of the hardest challenges yet, with both Janusz and Syabira finding their ice creams melted and did not set. Kevin and Abdul also found that their ice cream creations melted by the time they were in front of the judges.

But it was a good week for Sandro who got his first technical challenge top spot after putting chocolate on the end of his cone - but didn't quite do enough to impress the judges enough to be crowned Star Baker.

What is next week's Bake Off theme?

Next week’s episode will be pastry week and the quarter-finals! The episode will feature perfect puff pastry and a super-sweet signature challenge.

The trailer has already been released by Channel 4 and it seems that next week may be the bakers' biggest challenge yet...

Laura Harman

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