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

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The four remaining semi-finalists battled it out for a place in the 2022 Bake Off final during Patisserie Week

Everyone’s favourite baking show, the Great British Bake Off, continued last night (Tuesday 8 November) on Channel 4.

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

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Every week, however, one baker must leave the competition while one has the honour of being crowned star baker. This was the week when nobody wanted to be sent home, as the contestants who made it through this week’s challenges earned themselves a place in the final.

So, what happened during the ninth episode of the Great British Bake off last night, who was eliminated and who star baker - and who are the three finalists from this year’s competition?

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)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)
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) | Channel 4

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

The ninth week of the series saw the four semi-finalist bakers take on a Bake Off classic in an effort to secure themselves a place in the final - Patisserie Week

The bakers were first asked to produce six identical mini charlottes. A charotte is a traditional French dessert, typically formed in a deep cylindrical mold. The mold may be lined with buttered bread, sticks of spongecake, or biscuits and filled with fruit puree, whipped cream, or ice cream. This was followed by the technical challenge, during which the contestants were asked to produce four identical chocolate, hazelnut and raspberry vertical tarts - although only with a very basic recipe, of course.

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The final showstopper challenge, where the bakers had to create an elaborate multi-tier Swedish kraken, made using almond biscuit dough, marzipan and feauring icing and sugar work decorations.

Who left the Great British Bake Off last night?

The judges decided that it was Janusz, aged 34, who had reached the end of their Bake Off journey.

Originally from Poland, Janusz describes his baking style as “colourful and camp”. He had continually impressed the judges throughout the competition, and had even been given the accolade of star baker twice.

After the result was announced, Janusz said: “I am not upset. The three best bakers are left, clearly. It was an amazing time with amazing people.”

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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.

This week, Abdul was crowned as star baker for the first time during the compeition. The 29-year-old electronics engineer from London was the only one of the four semi-finalist who had reached that stage of the competition without receiving either the star baker award or a Hollywood handshake from judge Paul Hollywood. He impressed the judges with all of his bakes though, especially his intricate and well-baked kraken, so it was decided that he was the best baker of the week.

Who are the Great British Bake Off 2022 finalists?

After nine weeks, and 27 bakes, the three 2022 Bake Off finalists are Abdul, Sandro and Syabira.

Abdul, aged 29, started to get into baking after he and his graduate colleagues started baking treats to cheer them up on their lunch break.

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Sandro, aged 30, began baking at the age of 21 as his father passed away so he turned to baking as a form of therapy. He fled the Angolan war with his family when he was two-years-old and now lives in London.

Syabira, aged 23, began baking in 201 which her first project being a red velvet cake. She was born in was born in Malaysia but now lives in London.

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. The final will be broadcast on Tuesday 15 November at 8pm.

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

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