Who left the Bake Off last night? What happened in latest GBBO 2022 episode on Channel 4 - who won star baker

The 11 remaining bakers took on biscuit week in the iconic white tent

Everyone’s favourite baking show, the Great British Bake Off, continued last night (Tuesday 20 September) on Channel 4.

People watched as 11 remainung amateur bakers from up and down the country ventured in to the iconic white tent for the second time and tried their hardest to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith - and presenters Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas - with three bakes each.

Every week, however, one baker must leave the competition while one has the honour of being crowned star baker.

So, what happened during the second episode of the Great British Bake off last night, who was eliminated and who star baker?

This is everything you need to know.

Warning, this article does contain spoilers.

Group Photo of bakers, presenters and judges from Great British Bake Off 2022 (L to R (back) Maisam, Syabira, Abdul, William, James, Sandro, Maxy, Kevin, Janusz, Dawn, Carole, Rebs (front) Noel Fielding, Prue Leith, Paul Hollywood, Matt Lucas)

What happened on last night’s Great British Bake Off?

The second week of the series saw the amateur bakers take on Biscuit Week.

The 11 remaining bakers were asked to produce 18 identical macrons presented to look like something else in the signature challenge.

This was followed by the technical challenge, during which the contestants were asked to produce Garibaldi biscuits - although only with a very basic recipe, of course.

The final showstopper challenge, where the bakers had to create a biscuit mask.

Who left the Great British Bake Off last night?

After the signature bake, the technical and the show-stopper, the judges decided that it was Maisam who had to go.

Maisam, who is 18-years-old was this year’s youngest baker. She ran in to problems with timings during her bakes, however, which led to her being the second baker on this year’s series to leave the famous white tent.

Maisam is a student and sales assistant who hails from Manchester. Origainally from Libya, she began baking when she was aged 13.

Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith told her that her cute macrons lacked piping detail, after she had rushed to complete them in the allotted time, and then also criticised her showstopper bake for not being as detailed as it could have been, after she completed it with 30 minutes to spare.

Masiam was visibly upset after being told she was the next baker to leave, but she said how proud she was of her progress and vowed it wouldn’t be the end of her baking journey.

She said: “I’m only 18 so at this age, I’ve done something to be proud of. This is not the end of my baking journey. This is where it starts.”

Who won star baker on last night’s Great British Bake Off?

Every week, the bakers all hope to be crowned star baker as it means they have impressed the judges the most and will be given a place in the next stage of the competition.

Maxy was named the second star baker of the series, after producing near faultless bakes in all three challenges and even receiving one of the first Hollywood handshakes of this series from judge Paul Hollywood during the signature challenge.

Maxy is an architectural assistant based in London. The 29-year-old is originally from Sweden and got into baking five years ago.

How can I watch the Great British Bake Off?

The Great British Bake Off, affectionately known as Bake Off to fans, will be shown on Channel 4. A new episode will air each Tuesday at 8pm.

If you miss an episode, or want to re-watch an episode, you can watch via Channel 4 catch up service, All4.