Who left the Great British Bake Off? Sandy gets some just deserts

While Ian won star baker for the third week running

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Sandy Docherty has become the fourth contestant to leave the Bake Off tent after serving up some sloppy desserts.

The 49-year-old from Bradford failed to to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry with her runny creme brûlées and raw cheesecake.

Paul called her brûlée custard “soup” and joked she must have forgotten to turn the oven on, while her unusual liquorice flavouring did not go down well with Mary.

The welfare officer, who took a gung-ho approach to cooking in the Bake Off tent, said: “My creme brulee not setting was gobsmackingly shocking.

There was no one more surprised than me when Paul cracked it and it wasn't set. It's never happened before, and I should have trusted my gut instinct and raised the oven temperature.”


Sandy’s failed cheesecakes helped save Alvin Magallanes from going home, after he suffered a bad week with disappointing creme brûlée and cheesecake and dry meringue in his Spanische Windtorte that put him last in the technical challenge.

Ian won star baker again

Adventurous cook and self-confessed teacher’s pet Ian Cumming was named star baker for the third week in a row.

Additional reporting from PA

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