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Who left The Great British Bake Off last night might be the question on your mind as Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith decided whose biscuits weren't good enough to secure a place in the next round.
Whilst for many people the end of August and start of September means children going back to school and the approach of autumn, for baking enthusiasts the question of when Bake Off starts for 2022 (opens in new tab) likely sprung quickly into their minds. The Great British Bake Off 2022 line-up (opens in new tab) was announced earlier this month, leaving fans in no doubt that this was going to be a fabulous series.
Over the years so many Great British Bake Off contestants (opens in new tab) have gone on to great things and now new bakers entered the tent to battle it out for the chance to be crowned Star Baker and progress one step closer to the final.
But who left The Great British Bake Off last night and who got the prestigious accolade of Star Baker? We reveal what you need to know after episode 4…
*Warning: Spoilers ahead!*
Who left The Great British Bake Off last night?
After last week's bread-based challenges ended with nobody leaving the tent, episode four of Bake Off 2022 ended in a rare double elimination.
With Rebs and Adbul absent due to illness in the previous episode, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith decided against sending anyone home, meaning two bakers were sent packing after Mexican Week on Tuesday.
It was Rebs and James who failed to impress the judges enough to stay for another week in the iconic tent, with both of the bakers having to bid the contest goodbye.
Oh Rebs, we’re so sorry to see you go but it’s been wonderful to have you on the show. Onwards and upwards! #GBBO pic.twitter.com/LubyTtlC9KOctober 4, 2022
Having been reduced to tears by the news, 23-year-old Rebs admitted that she had wanted her time on Bake Off to last longer.
"Being on Bake Off is like taking a ride on a magic carpet... I'd do it all again if I could," Rebs wrote in her sweet leaving letter.
Thank you so much James for the funny analogies, top baking and shower cap usage in the Bake Off Tent. It’s been a pleasure! #GBBO pic.twitter.com/xhqhqktqSMOctober 4, 2022
Meanwhile James penned, "I've never had such an amazing bunch of people around me; both the bakers and the Bake Off team."
Plenty of Bake Off fans were gutted to see the pair go, with so many praising them for their special presence in the tent.
"I’m going to miss James. He was so lovely," one wrote on Twitter.
"Noooo!!! Not James and Rebs. Poor decisions here," another added, insisting that Prue and Paul had made the wrong choice.
Who got Star Baker on Bake Off this week?
Maxy secured the Star Baker title for week four of Bake Off 2022 after impressing Prue and Paul in Mexican Week.
Making it the second time she has won Star Baker this season, Maxy was commended with the honour after wowing with her sweet bread pan dulce and her milk soaked tres leches cake Showstopper.
Well done to our Star Baker Maxy for her juan-derful efforts in Mexico Week! #GBBO pic.twitter.com/o3ROYkyJXkOctober 4, 2022
Following Maxy's Mexican Week victory, fans of the show began predicting that she could be this year's winner.
"Is it too early to call it - Maxy might just win the series. She seems to being growing in confidence and her feedback is consistently good," one tweeted.
"My fave! MAXY to win," another added, while a third wrote, "Maxy is my favourite Baker this year."
What week is it on The Great British Bake Off next week?
Next week is Dessert Week on Great British Bake Off, with bakers set to take on the challenge of whipping up three sweet treats.
Start licking your lips - it’s Dessert Week next Tuesday! #GBBO pic.twitter.com/0OR3TeYh9COctober 4, 2022
The preview for next week's episode promises that contestants will take on a "steamed Signature", a Technical challenge with "no recipe" and a mousse-themed Showstopper.
Episode 4 of The Great British Bake Off 2022 is now available to catch-up on via All 4 and further episodes will be broadcast on Wednesdays at 8pm on Channel 4.