Who left The Great British Bake Off this week and when can I catch up on All 4?

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  • Who left The Great British Bake Off this week and when can I catch up on All 4 are the questions on every fan’s mind since Biscuit Week unfolded on the hit show. 

    From the moment The Great British Bake Off started on 21st September, fans have been delighted to have the popular competition show back on our screens. As they waited for its return, many might have reflected on where past Great British Bake Off contestants are now or checked out some Great British Bake Off recipes. But there’s nothing quite like the comforting baking show itself and we can now enjoy seeing Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Noel Fielding, Matt Lucas and this year’s bakers every week. For those still wondering where Bake Off is filmed, the show has once again set up the tent in the grounds of the Down Hall Hotel. 

    And it was here that the 2021 line-up took on Paul and Prue’s latest delicious challenges. But who left The Great British Bake Off last night, who became star baker and when will Bake Off be on All 4? 

    We reveal all you need to know if you missed this week’s ultimate baking showdown…

    Who left The Great British Bake Off this week?

    Sadly for fans, it was Freya who left The Great British Bake Off this week, becoming the fifth unlucky baker to leave the iconic Bake Off tent.

    As the youngest contestant at 19 years old, Freya failed to impress Paul and Prue enough to retain her place in the competition in German week. 

    The signature challenge saw bakers make traditional German biscuits before the technical saw them tasked with making torte cakes. Finally, the bakers were asked to make spectacular tiered cakes with yeast in the showstopper challenge.

    She described it as the ‘best experience of her life’ to get to week five and do it Vegan. “I just feel like, I really have done what I wanted to do by being here.

    In her leaving letter, Freya admitted that if she’s inspired just one person to go Vegan then that is more of a success to her than winning. She added, ‘It’s not that much of a faff I promise!’

    Bake Off tweeted, We’re so sad to see Freya leave the Bake Off Tent – and will miss her fab one-liners and wonderful vegan baking. It’s been a pleasure. #GBBO’

    Who won Star Baker on The Great British Bake Off this week?

    This week’s Star Baker was handed to Guiseppe after the Italian baker impressed Paul and Prue when he served up a series of creations that saw him beat Jurgen to star baker status.

    Jurgen received a Hollywood handshake after impressing during the signature challenge.

    What day is the Great British Bake Off on?

    The Great British Bake Off is on Channel 4 every Tuesday at 8pm-9:30pm. For those who are eager not to miss any of the current series, but live in the United States, then never fear! According to Metro.co.uk, the hit programme, known in the US as The Great British Baking Show, was set to make its way onto the streaming giant from 24th September, just three days after the first episode premiered in the UK.

    Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding, Great British Bake Off

    Credit: C4

    The publication reports that episodes will continue to land on Netflix for US viewers on a weekly basis. This means they will also get to cheer their favourites and bid a fond farewell to the person who left The Great British Bake Off this week.   

    When will Bake Off be on All 4?

    The Great British Bake Off will go on to All 4 shortly after the programme airs each week. Anyone who is unable to tune in and watch the popular show live will still be able to see all they’ve missed and who left The Great British Bake Off this week by catching up on Channel 4’s on demand service. Simply search The Great British Bake Off on All 4 and select Series 5 to see all available episodes.

    Though this current series is the twelfth overall, it is called Series 5 on All 4 because this year’s series is the fifth since the show moved from the BBC to Channel 4. 

    More exciting shows are coming to All4 before the end of the year, too. Complaints Welcome on Channel 4 starts in early October and will soon be available to watch on the streaming service, while controversial new show Murder Island is available to watch now.

    How long is The Great British Bake Off on for?

    Those who can’t help feeling for the baker who left The Great British Bake Off this week will no doubt also be sad to see many others leaving the tent over the next ten weeks. Saying goodbye to so many wonderful contestants might not be easy, but the range of skills shown and mouth-watering bakes presented to Paul and Prue makes it worth it.

    It’s understood that the series has been filmed in “bubbles” this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. However, it’s thought that the hit show will still consist of the usual ten episodes shown on a weekly basis, meaning that the final episode could potentially air on 23rd November 2021.

    These build to the grand finale where one of this year’s contestants will earn a place in the Bake Off hall of fame – and a coveted trophy. Each episode of The Great British Bake off consists of three challenges: a signature bake, a technical challenge, and a showstopper.

    From collapsing cakes to stunning pastry, if past years are anything to go on then the next several weeks will be full of plenty of dramatic and joyful moments. 

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