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Tom Gillford leaves The Great British Bake Off

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Tom Gillford leaves The Great British Bake Off

Tom Gillford has been booted off 'The Great British Bake Off'.

The former teacher was sent packing on the BBC One show after failing to impress in Desserts Week with his Hipster Picnic showstopper.

Speaking after his exit, Tom said: "I think right until the moment your name's called you kind of think, 'Oh, it'll be someone else.' But I knew it was going to happen. I knew it was going to be my name.

"I would love to be in the tent right through to the end but someone has to go each week and it had to be me. There was no else it could be this week."

Whilst judge Paul Hollywood added: "To get through to this stage in 'The Great British Bake Off', he should feel very proud of himself.

"This is the first time in 'Bake Off' history that we've lost the winner of Bread Week. They normally reach the finals so I do feel sorry for him. He is a great baker."

Selasi Gbormittah nearly missed out on a place in the quarter final after Paul deemed his mini mousses were too big.

He said: "That's a very close escape. It doesn't mean I'm still safe. I'm in the quarter final; I don't know how."

Elsewhere in the show, aerospace engineer Andrew Smyth was awarded the star baker honour and was "super chuffed" by the commendation.

He said excitedly: "Finally! I'm really delighted. I'm super chuffed."

The remaining contestants will battle it out in another 'Bake Off' first next week - Tudor Week.