Great British Bake Off: Eliminated Custard Week baker would ‘do it all over again tomorrow’

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26 Oct 2022, 07:24

Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas.

Credit: Channel 4

This week’s Great British Bake Off saw a technical challenge with a difference, as we said goodbye to another contestant. 

The latest episode of the hit Channel 4 show on Tuesday evening (25th October) saw the bakers take on custard-related challenges.

The six remaining contestants were tasked with making eight identical floating islands in the Signature challenge, which required them to poach meringue and float them on crème anglaise.

It was a tricky challenge, but Syabira and Janusz impressed judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood. Sandro, however, didn’t do so well.

Next up, the Technical challenge - which was to make six pistachio and praline ice cream cones. However, this week the bakers were surprised to learn that this round would have a staggered start and finish time. This meant that, rather than placing all of their efforts on the table at the end for tasting, the bakers would have their ice creams tasted as soon as they were finished. Paul and Prue sat facing the other way, and the sweet treats were brought to them by hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas.

Sandro - who started first - smashed it, while Syabira and Janusz had a nightmare in getting theirs to set. 

For the Showstopper challenge, the six bakers needed to create an impressive set custard gateau. Syabira made up for her Technical challenge woes, and ended up securing Star Baker for the second week running.

At the other end of the scale this week, it was between Janusz and Kevin, with the latter being sent home. This was despite him impressing the judges with his flavours with his somewhat messy-looking Showstopper. Prue said of his custard: “I'm very sad to see Kevin go. I think he's invented something wonderful.”

Posting a letter on the official GBBO Twitter page, Kevin wrote: "Thank you to whoever had the ridiculous notion to let me loose in the tent. I hope I've brought a little joy to the show and those who cheered me on at home."

Kevin added: “In our part of Scotland, we take life seriously but don't take ourselves seriously and so I shall continue!”

He also said it was, “one of the hardest things I've ever done, but oh, I’d do it all over again tomorrow”

Next week, we hit the quarter-final stage with Pastry Week. The five remaining bakers vying to make it to the semi-final are Sandro, Maxy, Abdul, Janusz and Syabira.

The Great British Bake Off airs weekly on Channel 4.