The Great British Bake Off started its new season last night with 12 new bakers competing in the infamous tent. The show started with a cake week.
The Great British Bake Off started its new season last night with 12 new bakers competing in the infamous tent. The show started with a cake week as is customary in the first episode. The contestants first task was to make classic Battenberg Cake followed by fruit sponge for the technical challenge.
Loriea leaves Bake Off
Just like every other week on the Great British Bake Off, one person had to leave the competition, the contestant this week was Loriea Campbell-Clare, a 27-year-old diagnostic radiographer. She is the first and only contestant to leave the contest so far.
Loriea said she ‘rarely follows a recipe exactly’ which undoubtedly led to her downfall last night when she underwhelmed the judges with her bubblegum flavoured Battenberg and pineapple upside-down cake. Her cake was supposed to resemble poet Louise Bennett-Coverley, ‘Miss Lou’, for the technical challenge but it didn’t make enough of an impression on the judges for her to keep her place in the contest.
Speaking about her exit from the GBBO, Loriea said: “I was happy with what I baked and I wouldn’t have changed anything, everything happens for a reason. A bittersweet moment was that I wouldn’t have been able to go to my grandmother’s funeral if I had still been in the tent. So the timing was right that I left the tent when I did, as it meant I could be with my family and give a farewell to my grandmother.”
This is the eleventh seson of the BAFTA award winning show which can be viewed at 8pm every Tuesday on Channel 4 or catch-up on All.