GBBO: Fury as Mak leaves the tent while Rowan survives biscuit week

Great British Bake Off: ‘He’s been robbed!’ Viewers FURIOUS as Mak leaves the tent while Rowan narrowly survives biscuit week despite show-stopper ‘tasting like rubber’

Viewers were up in arms when Matt Lucas announced Mak was leaving the Great British Bake Off on Tuesday night. 

Despite Rowan having a disastrous three rounds, with Prue Leith once again mentioning the music teacher didn’t take Paul Hollywood’s advice to ‘rein it in’, Mak was eliminated.

Week two of Bake Off was biscuit themed, where contestants had to create chocolate Florentines, macaroons and a 3D memorable meal show-stopper.  

Furious: Viewers were up in arms when Matt Lucas announced Mak was leaving the Great British Bake Off on Tuesday night

Of his exit, Mak said: ‘I just felt it in my bones it was me. I know I gave it everything. It was a privilege to be here.’

But fans of the show couldn’t believe eccentric music teacher Rowan had escaped leaving the tent by the skin of his teeth.  

The baker seemed the clear front runner to face the axe after being unable to finish off his waistcoat Florentines, leaving around half a dozen just covered in chocolate, as well as placing last in the technical with his ‘peculiar piped’ macarons. 

Narrow escape: Despite Rowan have a disastrous three rounds with Prue Leith once again mentioning the teacher doesn’t take Paul Hollywood’s advice to ‘reign it in’, Mak was evicted

Humble: Of his exit, Mak said: ‘I just felt it in my bones it was me. I know I gave it everything it was a privilege to be here’

Then when he presented his Worse Things Happen At Sea, Paul said: ‘It does look like a lighthouse but it tastes like rubber.’

Prue told him she expects better of him and it was  ‘a bit disappointing’. 

And so viewers couldn’t believe it when Mak was announced as the evicted baker after failing to impress the judges with his ‘clumsy’ biscuit teapot. 

Too ambitious: Rowan seemed the clear front runner to face the axe after being unable to finish off his waistcoat florentines, leaving around half a dozen just covered in chocolate

Overworked: When he presented his Worse Things Happen At Sea, Paul said: ‘It does look like a lighthouse but it tastes like rubber’

‘Rowan was awful!’ Viewers couldn’t believe it when Mak was announced as the evicted baker

Oh dear: One wrote: ‘I cannot believe that Rowan was saved after his performance this week. Mak has been robbed!!!’

One wrote: ‘I cannot believe that Rowan was saved after his performance this week. Mak has been robbed!!!’.

Another added: ‘GBBO has got me raging!!! How many times can Rowan under deliver???? Poor Mak!!!’, while a third chimed: ‘Poor Mak 🙁 although I love Rowan, I honestly thought he’d be heading home. He’s been told a few times to not promise so much and that hindered him again. Gutted for Mak x’.

A fourth fan of the show added: ‘Mak was ROBBED’, while another said: ‘How did Rowan manage that then,yeah he loving life but mak didn’t deserve to go’.

‘Mak being sent home instead of Rowan is an absolute disgrace!’ typed a different viewer.  

Funny: Laura from Gravesend, Kent said: ‘Hobnobs are posh where I’m from’, as the contestants got under way with making their crunchy biscuits

Tricky: Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood set the bakers off with the signature task- 36 chocolate florentines with a perfect snap


Scrumptious: Three of the bakers used mango, and Dave’s feathered florentines received good praise from the judges. He was later crowned star baker

At the start of the show, Prue and Paul set the bakers off with the signature task- 36 chocolate Florentines with a perfect snap. 

Laura from Gravesend, Kent said: ‘Hobnobs are posh where I’m from’, as the contestants got under way with making their crunchy biscuits. 

Three of the bakers used mango, and while Dave’s feathered Florentines received good praise from the judges, Hermine’s were too chewy due to her not soaking the fruit in water prior to baking. 

Well done: It was Lottie who stole the show with her quarantine Florentines- a sweet treat of which has been her grandparents’ favourite throughout lockdown

‘I’m never washing my hand again’: After taking a bite, Paul told her: ‘I’m not sure what I can fault you on’, before reaching out his hand to give his coveted handshake

Prue left the tent in stitches when she told Mark of his mango lassi Florentines: ‘I remember worrying about your very large nuts… nice snap though’. 

But it was Lottie who stole the show with her quarantine Florentines- a sweet treat of which has been her grandparents’ favourite throughout lockdown. 

After taking a bite, Paul told her: ‘I’m not sure what I can fault you on’, before reaching out his hand to give his coveted handshake.  

Fail: Hermine’s were too chewy due to her not soaking the fruit in water prior to baking

Flustered: The 39-year-old wasn’t happy with how her florentines went 

Lottie said: ‘I’m never going to wash my hand again!’- something of which viewers pointed out wasn’t the cleverest thing to say in a global pandemic. 

Next up, was the technical challenge  – 12 macaroons, six filled with mango, six filled with coconut, golden and crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle. 

Lottie was once again praised by viewers after lending Mark her chocolate piping bag when his blocked up with just minutes to go. 

Helpful: Lottie was once again praised by viewers after lending Mark her chocolate piping bag when his blocked up with just minutes to go

Delectable: Next up, was the technical challenge – 12 macaroons, six filled with mango, six filled with coconut, golden and crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle

Runner-up: Mark (pictured) ended up placing second in the technical, losing out on the top spot to Dave

Mark ended up placing second in the technical, losing out on the top spot to Dave. 

Meanwhile, Rowan placed last with his ‘peculiar piping’ which he joked influenced by ‘fine French history’. 

For the show-stopper, contestants had to make a 3D biscuit of a memorable meal which will deceives the eye and after a successful two rounds prior, Dave came out as star baker after impressing with his tacos inspired biscuit. 

The Great British Bake Off continues on Channel 4 next Tuesday at 8pm.  

Over the moon: Dave came out as star baker after impressing with his tacos inspired biscuit

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