GBBO says goodbye to seventh contestant after show’s brand new Custard Week

The Great British Bake Off fans waved goodbye to Kevin on Tuesday after he failed to impress during Custard Week.

Speaking about his exit from the show following the announcement, Kevin said he was "nothing but pleased" at how far he'd come, adding: "the imposter syndrome is real, coming into this competition I didn't feel like I deserved a place".

"I feel I can count myself as one of this talented bunch.”

He added: “I don’t have any huge baking ambitions, but I have an open heart to whatever may come next.

“What I will take away from my experience on Bake Off is a good story to tell in 10 years. And a ragtag group of friends for life.”

Meanwhile, Syabira was named Star Baker this week, calling her journey on the show so far "insane".

The seventh episode of this year’s series saw the contestants tackle the first ever Custard Week, beginning with the bakers having to make their own ‘Floating Islands’ for the Signature Challenge.

Noel Fielding explained that the bakers had to make a "poached meringue on a sea of silky smooth creme anglaise”.

Abdul received rave reviews for his “absolutely delicious” floating island, but on the other end of things, Kevin’s meringue had disintegrated in the prosecco and failed to impress.

Next, for the Technical Challenge, the bakers had to make six pistachio and praline ice cream cones.

It came with a twist that saw staggered start times for each contestant, which Prue and Paul saying it was to make their judging fairer – assumedly so they wouldn’t be dealing with a puddle of melted ice-cream when they got to the last contestant.

But things proved tricky for some of the bakers as they struggled to get the ice-cream to set properly, with many of the bakers' soggy ice-cream cones failing to impress the judges.

For the Showstopper, the bakers were set with the task of making a set custard gateaux.

Janusz went all in on the challenge, baking three different custards in his bake. Elsewhere, there were some tense moments with whisks as the bakers stressed over trying to get their custards to thicken.

When it came to judging, Janusz's gateau was savagely compared to "wallpaper paste" while Syabira’s Showstopper was named "fantastic" by both Prue and Paul.

Following Kevin's departure, the remaining bakers will be heading into the quarter finals next week, where they will be taking on Pastry Week.

The Great British Bake Off is on Channel 4 on Tuesdays at 8pm.


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