The worst disasters of The Great British Bake Off | The Sun

WITH the next series of The Great British Bake Off returning to our screens next week and 12 more hopefuls descending upon the infamous tent, we've rounded up some of the biggest disasters of Bake Off’s past.

Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith are back to judge a new batch of contestants' creations.

The beloved Channel 4 programme will be hosted by Noel Fielding, alongside new presenter Alison Hammond who takes over from Matt Lucas who announced his departure last year.

Before the ovens are preheated, keep reading on as we take you down Bake Off's memory lane…

Bloodbath in the tent

During the final of the third series of Bake Off John Waite's accidentally sliced his finger on an electric mixer.

John, who eventually won the show in 2012, was forced out of the showstopper round as blood poured down his arm.

Bin gate

Hot-headed contestant Iain Watters was mortified when his Baked Alaska didn’t set (after fellow contestant Diana Beard removed it from the freezer for an unknown amount of time).

In the heat of the moment, Iain decided that his chosen serving suggestion would be to chuck the whole thing in the bin.

He was left with nothing to present to the judges, and was subsequently booted from the show for it

Custard gate

In 2013 Howard Middleton had hoped of creating the perfect trifle but that was scuppered when his custard went missing from the tent.

It transpired that Deborah Manger used his custard for her own desert.

As a result, Howard was left with a sloppy offering, with Deborah apologising for the mistake and later being sent packing from the show.

Collapsed gateau

The 53-year-old was left livid after her showstopper challenge cake collapsed when her mouse failed to set.

Dorret Conway was left in tears after her black forest gateau collapsed.

What a mess

In series three, Danny’s chocolate fondants fell to the floor as she took them out of the oven, splatting down her leg and leaving her with two puddings short of the required six. Not ideal.

Rob drops his cake

Series two saw Rob drops his three-tier genoise sponge on the floor as he was presenting it to the GBBO judges.

Rob's dropped sponge didn't ruin his chances – he went on to win in the end

Luckily for Rob, Paul Hollywood helped him rescue some of the cake, leaving them with one tier to try. This was a Bake Off miracle as the remnants of the dropped sponge ended up being Mary’s favourite bake.

Salty or sweet

Series three’s John decided to whip up some delicious Rum Babas – but they ended up a complete disaster.

John mistakenly used salt instead of sugar and still served the bake even though it was pretty much inedible.

Mary wouldn’t try them and Paul Hollywood spat the cake out.

However, in a complete turnaround, John went on to later win the series.

Crème caramel catastrophe

Both Manisha and Stuart from series three ruined their crème caramels. The contestants’ attempts at the dessert collapsed – leaving behind clumpy piles of custard.

Final flop

James Morton from series three looked set to bag the top prize until he screwed it up in the final.

Having won the first of three tasks, James fell at the final hurdle, ruining his pithivier with a ‘soggy bottom’ and producing chiffon cakes that Paul said ‘welded’ his mouth together. Yikes.


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