Tom axed first from Great British Bake Off after cake 'disaster'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 September 2021
Bake Off's Tom

Bake Off's Tom

Tom became the first contestant to face the chop on this year's 'The Great British Bake Off' last night (21.09.21)

The Great British Bake Off's Tom was the first contestant to be eliminated from this year's series.

The 28-year-old software engineer had planned to impress with a cake inspired by his love of classical music, but he admitted things went awry and he was given his marching orders on Tuesday (21.09.21).

He said: "It didn't go to plan at all. I have always been hard on myself, more than I really should be. But I am definitely proud of myself, and I never say that, so that must mean quite a bit."

Tom's Classically Spectacular Showstopper did not live up to expectations and fell short of the "defying gravity" brief.

He said: "My showstopper was a bit of a disaster. I wanted something that would celebrate my love of classical music, so I made a three-tiered lemon and almond sponge cake of a concert hall. "

However, despite his early knockout, Tom is determined to look back fondly on his time on the Channel 4 show.

He said: "The judges said that for an anti-gravity cake it didn't really defy the laws of gravity. I know it's hard to go out first and it was short and sweet, but it truly was an experience that I won't forget."

Tom's mum described as the "midnight baker" because when he lived at home she would often wake up to a sweet treat and a pile of washing up.

Channel 4's hit show – which aired on the BBC for the first seven series – returned last night for its 12th season with judges Paul Hollywood, 55, and Prue Leith, 81, taking their places in the iconic tent once again.

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