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Rav Bansall booted off Great British Bake Off

Rav Bansall booted off Great British Bake Off

Rav Bansall has been booted off 'The Great British Bake Off'.

The 28-year-old crime expert lost his place on the show tonight (28.09.16) after his Showstopper, a "spectacular" floral cake with at least three tiers, failed to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry on Botanical Week.

Rav said: "I'm really, really pleased I made it this far. Week six, that's an achievement for me, I'm leaving here with a smile on my face and I couldn't be happier."

Paul, who admitted it was the "hardest" judging decision of the series so far, said: "He's a great baker but at the end of the day Andrew [Smyth] did better than Rav in the Showstopper and unfortunately Rav had to go."

Andrew added: "I can't believe it. I'm a lucky duck. I'm really going to have to show what I can do next week."

Tom Gilliford was awarded Star Baker for his tea-inspired Showstopper cake and Mary admitted he "surprised us all".

He added: "I'm very surprised. Not a brilliant first day and to come back and be Star Baker it makes me feel like I'm supposed to be here."

The seven bakers were first tasked with making "a very large" citrus meringue pie, and for their technical challenge they were told to make two herb fugass, a traditional farm bread, and Tom's was awarded the best one.

'Bake Off' will air on Channel 4 next year after they outbid the BBC for the rights.

Paul will remain on the show after signing a new deal with the channel, but Mary, and co-hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, have quit the programme.