Spoiler alert – another contestant leaves Great British Bake Off as tension builds in quarter final

Great British Bake Off judges Paul and Prue. Picture: � Love Productions / Channel 4 / Mark Bourdill

Great British Bake Off judges Paul and Prue. Picture: � Love Productions / Channel 4 / Mark Bourdillon - Credit: C4

The Great British Bake Off contestants grappled with “forgotten” British bakes in tonight’s quarter-final.

Fans of the show’s youngest baker, Liam Charles, were left shocked when he crashed out of the show tonight.

Leaving on a high note, 19-year-old Liam said he cannot wait to take his new-found friends to Nando’s.

A favourite with viewers, his laid-back quips and impressive flavouring skills failed to overcome a string of disappointing bakes served up for judges Paul Holywood and Prue Leith this week.

His Rum Nicky technical challenge was raw, and his well-received pizza-inspired signature bake did little to sway the judge’s decision after he was unable to serve the spun sugar on his Savoy cake showstopper before it dissolved.

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Looking back over his time on the show, he said: “Being the youngest baker in the tent had a massive part to play.

“It meant I got lots of mothering and fathering from the bakers, with some really good advice on baking and how to cope in the tent.

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“Even though it’s a mixed age range, as bakers we all bonded together really well and still socialise.

“We are now planning a night out at Nando’s, as some of the bakers have never been.”

Stacey Hart rocketed to star baker – receiving the Holywood Handshake – days after her Italian week performance.

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