Tensions rise in the Bake Off tent despite Paul and Sue rubbishing 'feud claims', lady in red Candice grabs attention yet again and three bakers win a place in the hotly-contested final
- Patisserie-themed semi-final saw tensions rise among remaining bakers
- Sue appeared to have a dig at Paul but then dismissed reports of rivalry
- Andrew Smyth’s orchestra-inspired fondant fancies took him to top spot
- He joins Candice Brown and Jane Beedle in next week's Bake Off final
- Selasi is out after serving 'raw palmiers and 'basic' fondant fancies
The finalists for the last BBC series of The Great British Bake Off were revealed tonight, as Sue Perkins rubbished claims of a ‘feud’ between her and Paul Hollywood.
The patisserie-themed semi-final saw tensions rising in the tent, as Mary Berry said she was expecting ‘sheer perfection’ from the four remaining amateurs.
And Miss Perkins appeared to make a jibe at Hollywood when telling him ‘I think you have an appointment at Banalities R Us’ in response to his commentary.
The tension showed as Selasi, Candice, Andrew and Jane waited to hear who made the final
Candice Brown once again stole the attention of viewers, as she opted for a bright red dress
At one point Candice had her trademark lipstick reapplied by Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc
But following reports of a rivalry having formed between the pair, Miss Perkins today said the rumours were ‘ludicrous’ and proceeded to send a number of amicable messages to Hollywood.
In one message to explain why she had not filmed a video for Stand Up To Cancer, after Hollywood had nominated her online to do so, she called him ‘mate’ and said that she had lost someone close to her to cancer recently.
In another she said she wanted to see him ‘soon’, and he replied referring to her as ‘Sis’.
Candice Brown once again stole the attention of viewers, as she opted for a bright red dress for the occasion and at one point had her trademark lipstick reapplied by Mel Giedroyc.
But the glamorous PE teacher was unable to secure a fourth star baker crown, as Andrew Smyth’s orchestra-inspired fondant fancies took him to top spot.
Meanwhile, Selasi Gbormittah failed to reach next week’s final when he served ‘very raw’ palmiers, came last in the technical challenge and produced fondant fancies that were deemed a ‘little basic’.
The tension got to Selasi who had a terrible evening in the Bake Off tent didn't make the final
Mary Berry had warned she was expecting ‘sheer perfection’ from the four remaining amateurs
Under-pressure Selasi served ‘very raw’ palmiers and came last in the technical challenge too
His departure prompted devastation among his fans, not least because he had indicated at the beginning of the episode that he would have worn a dress if he had reached the final.
He said: ‘It’s been absolutely amazing, splendid, I loved it all. I was almost at the last hurdle, and then I dropped the ball. I can’t blame anyone else but myself.’
And he quashed the frenzied speculation about a blossoming romance between him and Benjamina Ebuehi, who left after the quarter-finals, splitting the duo which viewers had dubbed ‘Benjalasi’.
Candice did better in the technical challenge but failed to secure the star baker crown
Andrew, pictured during the technical challenge, nabbed the top spot in the semi final
Sadly Selasi departed the show after coming last in the technical challenge, devastating fans
Candice faced the judges in her eyecatching dress during the palmier challenge
Selasi added: ‘Benjalasi was hilarious particularly as we have such a good sister/brother relationship.
‘We had such a great bonding in the tent, and she laughed at my jokes.’
Miss Berry, 81, said: ‘No one is more sad than me to say goodbye to Selasi, what a great character and what a baker.’
BBC producers will be hoping that next Wednesday’s final will draw an even greater audience than last year’s final, as fans show their support for the show before it moves to Channel 4.
Around 15million viewers tuned in to watch Nadiya Hussain crowned as champion, making it the most-watched programme of 2015.
The three finalists will be Candice Brown, a 31-year-old PE teacher from Bedford; Andrew Smythe, a 25-year-old aerospace engineer from Derby; and Jane Beedle, 61, from Kent, a garden designer.
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