Great British Bake Off: One Londoner was star baker while another left the show in pastry week

It all went wrong for Amanda and George got a soggy bottom.

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Londoners made the headlines in the latest episode of the Great British Bake Off, with one becoming star baker and another leaving the show.

Episode six focused on the delicate world of pastry, with the bakers once again having to complete a trio of challenges made up of the signature, technical and showstopper.

It proved to be an episode laden with innuendo, with Prue Leith telling the nation, “quite often I need two holes so I can squirt” - a comment which saw the tent collapse in a fit of giggles.

The choice for Star Baker was close as frontrunners Giuseppe and Jürgen continued their charge through the competition - but did someone else win the accolade?

And, who left the tent in week six?

This is everything you need to know.

Amanda is the latest baker to leave Bake Off after her pie fell apart.Amanda is the latest baker to leave Bake Off after her pie fell apart.
Amanda is the latest baker to leave Bake Off after her pie fell apart.

Who was voted off Bake Off week six?

The first challenge saw the bakers making Chouxnuts - a combination of pastry and doughnuts.

All the contestants sailed through the challenge without any major hiccups.

The technical challenge required contestants to make the eastern Mediterranean treat baklava - a layered pastry dessert made of filo pastry, filled with chopped nuts, and sweetened with syrup or honey.

Besides Lizzie’s messy effort and Giuseppe’s undercooked offering, only a few bakers struggled.

The showstopper then saw contestants make terrine pie - a French-style pie that’s stuffed with meat.

Despite Londoner George having trouble with a soggy bottom and questions about an undercooked sausage in his showstopper, he was spared the chop as former Met Police detective Amanda was sent home.

The ex-Scotland Yard cop’s cake almost literally crumbled in front of her eyes as her showstopper broke, with Paul Hollywood also branding it as “bone-dry”.

“I didn’t think when I got there I would get that far after seeing all the bakers. But I had such a good time,” Amanda said to the camera after her exit was announced.

“Perhaps if I didn’t talk so much, I might have got a bit further. But I’m glad I did what I did.”

In the past six weeks, we have waved goodbye to Tom (week one), Jairzeno (week two), Rochica (week three), Maggie (week four) and Freya (week five).

Who was crowned star baker?

In the second round, Jürgen appeared to be on track for yet another Star Baker title.

His baklava was crowned the best, with the German announcing that “the Jürgen-ator seems to be back”.

However, despite a difficult first round, it was Londoner Crystelle who won week six thanks in large part to her showstopper.

Her intricate cottage-shaped pie earned her a rare showstopper handshake from Paul Hollywood, who described it as “perfection”.

How can I watch Bake Off on catch up?

If you missed out on all the action, you can catch up on the show one hour later on Channel 4 +1 or at your own leisure on All4, Channel 4’s streaming platform.

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