The fourth baker on the popular series has left the tent

The fourth person to leave this year’s The Great British Bake Off has been revealed and it was Phil who fell after Dairy Week. Phil,  56, HGV driver from Rainham said: “I’ve had a good run. Such an amazing group of people.

Fantastic. Absolutely loved every second of it.” The 10 contestants were challenged with three difficult bakes for the fourth episode of the Channel 4 show: Dairy cake, technical challenge of Henry the VIII’s favourite dish called 12 Maids of Honour and Indian milk sweets for the showstopper round.

The fourth Star Baker of the series was Steph who was praised by the judges.

The GBBO 2019 gang (Photo: Channel 4)

Who is still left in the series?

  • Helena, 40, Online project manager from Leeds
  • David, 36, International health adviser from London
  • Alice, 28, Geography teacher from London
  • Henry, 20, student who lives in Durham
  • Michelle, 35, Print shop administrator from Tenby, Wales
  • Priya, 34, Marketing consultant from Leicester
  • Michael, 26, Theatre manager and fitness instructor from Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Rosie, 28, Veterinary surgeon from Somerset
  • Steph, 28, Shop assistant from Chester

This series has been dubbed the “youngest ever” group of bakers, as there are seven people in their 20s while the oldest contestant is 56, with an average age of 31 in the tent.

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In previous years there have been contestants in their 60s and 70s, and the majority of line-ups have had an average age closer to 40. The 9 remaining cake-lovers will compete over the next two months to be crowned star baker in the Channel 4 show, and the hosts have warned that there will be at least one double eviction in the coming weeks.

The hosts of the show are once again TV personality Sandi Toksvig and comedian Noel Fielding. Judge Hollywood told the Daily Mirror he had been tougher on the contestants this year more than ever: “There were times when there was a bit of a disaster on one of the technicals. “I walked in and saw it and sort of had a go at them, which caused a little bit of emotion.

“Yes I made them cry. They’re more pack animals now. Upset one and they all get upset…

I think I hardened up a little bit this year actually.”

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

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