Paul Jagger eliminated from GBBO

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 September 2015
Paul Jagger

Paul Jagger

Paul Jagger has become the eighth contestant to be eliminated from the 'Great British Bake Off'

Paul Jagger is the latest contestant to be eliminated from 'The Great British Bake Off' after a series of disasters.

The 49-year-old prison governor became the eighth person to leave the show after failing to impress in all three challenges.

His banana and custard cream horns disappointed judge Paul Hollywood, while his religieuse a l'ancienne - a centrepiece of stacked eclairs shaped like a nun - collapsed because his choux pastry could not support the weight.

And Paul also came in last in the technical challenge with a batch of moccatines which were branded "almost raw" and "like rubber".

Admitting he was starting to panic, he said: "Which is the nearest exit out of the room, that's what I'm thinking... that's game over, really."

And he was right as judges Paul and Mary Berry opted to send him home.

However, Paul revealed his main regret from the series was his "sense of humour failure" with presenter Mel Giedroyc in a previous episode.

He explained: "My worst moment had to be the vol au vents - it was a nightmare from start to finish - there were flour and eggs everywhere.

"Mel came across as I was cutting out the pastry shapes and she wanted to play noughts and crosses in the dough. But I had a sense of humour failure as the time pressure was getting to me, and I still can't believe that I dissed Mel!"

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