Who was the first to leave the Great British Bake Off 2021: Series 5 last night, when is it on and how do we watch it?

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22 Sep 2021, 09:21

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SPOILER ALERT: The soggy bottom is back. Everyone's favourite baking show has returned to the box and the first contestant has already left the building (read: infamous tent).

Last night, it was time to say a sad goodbye to da da da... amateur baker Tom, a 28-year-old software developer whose mini rolls, malt loaf and a non-gravity-defying cake were also a bit soft and failed to impress the judges.

Humble Tom said: "It didn’t go to plan at all. I have always been hard on myself, more than I really should be. I definitely am proud of myself and I never say that! So it must mean quite a bit. 

“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. 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.

"I'm mostly going to miss spending time with all the lovely other bakers, to be honest. They're really talented and absolutely lovely people."

Judges Paul Hollywood and Dame Prue Leith were back on critical form with presenters Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding ready for more baking banter.

Who are the bakers?

Amanda - a 56-year-old detective with the Metropolitan Police in London.

Chigs - a 40-year-old sales manager from Leicestershire.

Crystelle - a 26-year-old client relationship manager from London.

Freya - a 19-year-old student from North Yorkshire.

George - a 34-year-old Shared Lives co-ordinator from London.

Giuseppe - a 45-year-old is a chief engineer from Bristol.

Jairzeno - a 51-year-old head of finance from London.

Jürgen - a 56-year-old IT professional who is originally from Germany.

Lizzie - a 28-year-old car production operative from Liverpool.

Maggie - a 70-year-old retired nurse and midwife from Dorset.

Rochica - a 70-year-old junior HR business partner from Birmingham.

When is it back on the tele?

Every Tuesday night, 8pm on Channel 4 or catch up on All 4.

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