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Great British Bake Off: Dan Chambers is first to leave the tent

Great British Bake Off: Dan Chambers is first to leave after his pirate cake fails to impress… while fans back Jamie Finn to win (despite hapless baker failing to add EGGS to his signature sponge)

  • The bearded support worker was eliminated from the Channel 4 show, which returned with a tenth series on Tuesday evening
  • His over-ambitious, alcohol soaked sponge was not enough to win over judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith
  • However fans were unanimous in their support of student Jamie, despite him missing a vital ingredient   

An ambitious signature bake wasn’t enough to save Dan Chambers as he became the first casualty on the new series of The Great British Bake Off.

The bearded support worker was eliminated from the Channel 4 show, which returned with a tenth series on Tuesday evening, after his showstopper failed to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

Co-host Sandi Toksvig was left with the unenviable task of informing Dan, 32, that his time in the bakers’ tent had come to a premature end.

Gutted: An ambitious signature bake wasn’t enough to save Dan Chambers as he became the first casualty on the new series of The Great British Bake Off

Gutted: An ambitious signature bake wasn’t enough to save Dan Chambers as he became the first casualty on the new series of The Great British Bake Off

‘I had a bad week, but I will definitely take away the friendships,’ he said after being given the news. I am not going to miss the baking under pressure – I’m just going to miss everyone in that tent.’ 

Reflecting on Rotherham based Dan’s departure, Paul admitted his decision to make an enormous, alcohol soaked pirate cake had proved to be his undoing. 

‘He is a great baker Dan, but unfortunately it all boiled down to his signature bake, and that was the cause of him going,’ he said. 

He's off: The bearded support worker was eliminated from the Chanel 4 show, which returned with a tenth series on Tuesday evening, after his showstopper failed to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith

He’s off: The bearded support worker was eliminated from the Chanel 4 show, which returned with a tenth series on Tuesday evening, after his showstopper failed to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith

Walking the plank: Reflecting on Rotherham based Dan's departure, Paul admitted his decision to make an enormous, alcohol soaked pirate cake had proved to be his undoing

Walking the plank: Reflecting on Rotherham based Dan’s departure, Paul admitted his decision to make an enormous, alcohol soaked pirate cake had proved to be his undoing

While fans were disappointed to see the likable characters leave, they were united in their support for rival Jamie Finn – despite him failing to add a vital ingredient to his own signature sponge.

The hapless 20-year old overlooked eggs while preparing his pet-inspired Schnauzer birthday cake.

But the gaffe only endeared him to viewers, who immediately backed the Surrey based student to win. 

The jury's out: 'He is a great baker Dan, but unfortunately it all boiled down to his signature bake, and that was the cause of him going,' he said

The jury’s out: ‘He is a great baker Dan, but unfortunately it all boiled down to his signature bake, and that was the cause of him going,’ he said

All at sea: While it looked impressive, Dan's cake was  over-ambitious and lacked the right elements to win over the judges

All at sea: While it looked impressive, Dan’s cake was  over-ambitious and lacked the right elements to win over the judges

Popular choice: While fans were disappointed to see the likable characters leave, they were united in their support for rival Jamie Finn

Popular choice: While fans were disappointed to see the likable characters leave, they were united in their support for rival Jamie Finn

Taking to Twitter, one wrote: ‘I love Jamie so much, he is hilarious, and a complete idiot.’ 

While another raved: ‘Jamie to win #GBBO absolutely love him!’ 

Referencing eliminated Dan’s long hair, a third fan quipped: ‘legend has it that if you listened closely, you could hear relieved sighs across the nation when man bun went instead of jamie.’ 

‘We must protect jamie at all costs,’ commented another. 

Great British Bake Off continues on Tuesday September 3rd at 8:00pm on Channel 4.  

Schoolboy error: The hapless 20-year old overlooked eggs while preparing his pet-inspired Schnauzer birthday cake

Schoolboy error: The hapless 20-year old overlooked eggs while preparing his pet-inspired Schnauzer birthday cake

We love you: But the gaffe only endeared him to viewers, who immediately backed the Surrey based student to win

We love you: But the gaffe only endeared him to viewers, who immediately backed the Surrey based student to win 

Getting involved: The young student survived on Tuesday night despite his potentially catastrophic error

Getting involved: The young student survived on Tuesday night despite his potentially catastrophic error

Well done: The tweets for Jamie flooded in following his appearance on Tuesday evening's show

Well done: The tweets for Jamie flooded in following his appearance on Tuesday evening’s show

Daily Mail UK

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