The Great British Bake Off: Three shocking finalists revealed. Show frontrunner Jurgen is thrown out of competition in the semi-final.










Jurgen Krauss was eliminated during Tuesday’s intense semi-final.

German baker, Giuseppe Dell’Anno, and Chigs Parmar were among the favorites to win, but he lost his fight just before the final. 

The tense episode saw the quartet tested with patisserie week, with presenter Matt Lucas admitting at one point: ‘Oh my Lord, I don’t think I can take much more of this.’ 

The Great British Bake Off: Tuesday’s shock reveal revealed the surprise three finalists. Jurgen, showfrontrunner of the contest, was forced to withdraw during the semi-final.

Jurgen created Murder at the Opera slices during the show and was praised by Prue Leith for her compliments. Prue described the slices as “sensational”.

Paul Hollywood claimed they were lacking flavour. Paul, however, didn’t touch Jurgen like the other bakers.

Jurgen admitted that he was in danger of being fired from the show. The bottom line was that Jurgen was now in danger of leaving the show.

Shock: While Jurgen was feeling emotional at his elimination, Crystelle was also left in shock as she was awarded Star Baker

Shock: While Jurgen was feeling emotional at his elimination, Crystelle was also left in shock as she was awarded Star Baker

Jurgen managed to charm the judges though with his tart of sable breton.

He said, “That went well.” After hearing some good feedback. That was such a relief. It will make me sleep easier tonight.

Jurgen’s luck changed with his spectacular effort and he was soon expelled.

Final three: As the German baker was eliminated, Giuseppe Dell'Anno, Crystelle Pereira and Chigs Parmar will now battle it out for the win during Tuesday's final

Final three: As the German baker was eliminated, Giuseppe Dell’Anno, Crystelle Pereira and Chigs Parmar will now battle it out for the win during Tuesday’s final 

Jurgen stated that he felt OK about leaving the show after his appearance on it. It was something I had expected. The others seem more surprised than me, I believe.

“It’s been amazing and it has been a pleasure to be here. It has been a great experience and friendships have been made. I’m sure I will always be there for them.

Jurgen also wishes the contestants luck for the final. Jurgen stated, “It is a great honor for all three of them to reach the final. 

Tragic: Jurgen's fortunes took another turn with his showstopper effort, and his exit was subsequently confirmed

Tragic: Jurgen’s fortunes took another turn with his showstopper effort, and his exit was subsequently confirmed

‘We helped each other out all the way as bakers and during practice there was never any spark of competition.

“By then we were friends, and we appreciated one another’s different baking styles and personalities.

While Jurgen was feeling emotional at his elimination, Crystelle was also left in shock as she was awarded Star Baker. 

Channel 4 will broadcast the Great British Bake Off finale on Tuesday, August 8th at 8pm 

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Dancing her way into the competition: Rochica's interest in baking developed when she was left unable to dance due to an injury

Dancing her way into the competition: Rochica’s interest in baking developed when she was left unable to dance due to an injury

Bread winner: Lover of traditional baking, Maggie's favourite recipe is bread

Maggie is a bread winner. Maggie loves traditional baking and her favourite recipe for bread. 

Age: 27

Occupation: Junior HR Business Partner

From: Birmingham   

Rochica, who has a huge Jamaican family at her back, bakes with a Caribbean flair. Rochica discovered baking after she became unable to dance because of an injury. 

Age: 70

Occupation: Retired Nurse and Midwife

From: Dorset 

Maggie is a collector of old recipe books, and she loves to recreate traditional recipes. She loves to bake bread. 

¿¿¿¿¿¿, ¿¿¿, ¿¿¿¿¿¿! George grew up in a close-knit Greek-Cypriot family where food was always a big part of family life

Έτοιμο, σετ, ψήσιμο! George was raised in close-knit Greek Cypriot families where food was a major part of daily life.

GEORGE 

Age: 34

Occupation: Shared Lives Coordinator

From: London 

George was raised in close-knit Greek Cypriot families where food was a major part of daily life. He learned from his mum how to make all of the Greek classics. This legacy is passed on to his children.

Revving up the competition: Car Production Operative Lizzie loves baking cakes

 Revving up the competition: Auto Production Operative Lizzie loves baking cakes

LIZZIE 

Age: 28

Occupation: Car Production Operative

From: Liverpool

Lizzie lives with Prudence, her dog. She has an annex at her parents’ garden. When she’s not dancing, she enjoys dance.

Life-long dream: Freya has wanted to enter Bake Off since the first series, when she was aged nine and saw the tent in Bakewell

Life-long dream: Freya has wanted to enter Bake Off since the first series, when she was aged nine and saw the tent in Bakewell

FREYA 

Age: 19

Occupation: Psychology Student

From: North Yorkshire 

Freya was nine years old when Bake Off’s first series aired. Freya saw Bakewell and knew she wanted to participate in Bake Off. Her favorite thing about baking is the plant-based variety.

Pronto, impostato, cuocere! Originally from Italy, Giuseppe was inspired to bake by his father, a professional chef

Pronto, impostato, cuocere! Giuseppe is originally Italian and was inspired to become a baker by his father.

 GIUSEPPE

Age: 45

Occupation: Chief Engineer

From: Bristol

Giuseppe is originally from Italy and now lives with his wife, their sons, and three other children in Bristol. His father is a chef who inspired him to make bread and he loves Italian flavors. 

Black Forest (Gateaux): Jürgen hails from Germany and bakes his own traditional German bread

Black Forest (Gateaux): Jürgen hails from Germany and bakes his own traditional German bread

JÜRGEN

Age: 56

Occupation: Computer Pro

From: Sussex 

Originally from the Black Forest in Germany, Jürgen moved to the UK in 2003. Inability to find German bread, Jurgen decided to make his own. This passion has continued to grow. 

Locking it in: Chigs took up baking at the start of the first lockdown in 2020

It’s locked in! Chigs started baking right at the beginning of the 2020 lockdown 

CHIGS

Age: 40

Occupation: Sales Manager

From: Leicestershire

Chigs started baking shortly after lockdown began in 2020. He learned complex techniques through careful study of online videos. 

Bringing the force: Cop Amanda learned to bake with her mum and paternal auntie

Cop Amanda is bringing the force. She learned how to bake from her auntie and mum.

AMANDA

Age: 56

Occupation: Met Police Detective

From: London

Born in London, with Greek-Cypriot roots, her mother-of-2’s baking skills are strongly influenced by Greece. She learned to bake together with her paternal aunt and mom. 

Midnight baker: Before he moved out of the family home, Tom's mum says she would often wake up to a sweet treat

Midnight Baker: Tom’s mom says that before he left the family home, Tom would wake up and enjoy a sweet treat every morning.

TOM

Age: 28

Occupation:Software developer

From: Kent

Tom’s mum has dubbed him the ‘midnight baker’ as before he moved out of the family home she would often wake up to a sweet treat… and a pile of washing up!  

Quadrilingual Crystelle! This home baker brings her diverse heritage to the flavours in her baking

Quadrilingual Crystelle! The home baker from the Philippines brings her rich heritage to the baking.

CRYSTELLE

Age: 26

Occupation: Client Relationship Manager

From: London

Quadrilingual Crystelle, a baker from Kenya brings her amazing heritage to her baking. She was born in London and raised in Portugal by Portuguese-Goan parents.

'Baking is like breathing!' Trinidadian-born Jairzeno spices up his baking with lots of Caribbean flavours

 ‘Baking is like breathing!’ Jairzeno, Trinidadian of Trinidad origin, spices up his baking by adding lots Caribbean flavors

JAIRZENO

Age: 51

Occupation: Chief of Finance

From: London

Jairzeno is Trinidadian and says baking is like breathing. In his baking, he loves to use lots of Caribbean spices. He enjoys running when he isn’t baking. 

 

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