The Great British Bake Off 2016: What to expect from Dessert Week in the tent

Which of our six remaining bakers will make it through these sugary challenges and on to the quarter-final?

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There are only four episodes - and six contestants - left on The Great British Bake Off, holding out until the bitter (or should that be sweet?) end with Dessert Week. 

The remaining bakers are battling it out for a place in the quarter-final, faced now with three sugary challenges to test their mettle and, hopefully, win over the taste buds of judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. 

The week's signature challenge promises a "sweetly filled" treat is on the cards for the bakers; with plenty of rolling involved, and hopefully zero soggy bottoms. 

For the technical, Bake Off is teasing "one of the toughest of the series so far" with a "tricky French dessert" with plenty of "layers"; is the show hinting at a challenge based around the infamously difficult Napoleon, or the mille-feuille cake?

Finally, the show promises a "multi-bake mini-showstopper" based around mousse; before the judges must decide who's worthy of a place in the quarter-final, who shines as Star Baker, and who needs to hang up their apron and head home. 

Meanwhile, Sue will head off to Paris to learn the grand history of the praline, surely managing to squeeze in a few taster sessions in her journey. 

Last episode's Botanical Week saw lover of all things coconut and lime, Rav Bansal, wave goodbye; with Tom being proclaimed Star Baker once more, after winning big during Bread Week. 

The Great British Bake Off airs on Wednesdays at 8pm on BBC1, followed by An Extra Slice on Fridays at 9.30pm on BBC2