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Great British Bake Off eliminates fifth baker of 2021 series

Who fell at the fifth hurdle?

The Great British Bake Off spoilers follow.

The Great British Bake Off had its first German Week, but sadly contestants had to say goodbye to the fifth eliminated baker.

Tonight's episode (October 19) saw the eight remaining bakers face off creating German desserts, including biscuits, Prince Regent cake and a yeast leavened cake.

But it was the end of the road for one of the bakers, and sadly, Freya will not be returning to the Bake Off tent.

The 19-year-old baker struggled this week, with her showstopper criticised by Prue as "a bit messy" and by Paul as "too doughy" and underbaked. Despite their comments, Freya insisted it was "exactly how I wanted it to look".

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Channel 4

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During the competition, she managed to complete every showstopper and first challenge completely vegan. The only non-vegan bakes she created were the technical challenges which require contestants to make bakes from a specific recipe.

Freya admitted she had been "feeling the lack of experience a lot" during the competition.

"To be able to get to week five and do it vegan, I feel like I have done what I wanted to do coming here," she explained after learning her fate.

George said the wait for Matt Lucas to announce the baker going home was "agonising" as he knew he had also struggled with this week's bakes.

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Channel 4

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In the beloved show's inaugural German Week, some bakers struggled with the unfamiliar recipes.

Jürgen's fellow contestants – and even hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas – predicted a win for the German baker, but the technical challenge faced him with a dessert he had never baked or tried before.

His Prince Regent cake was criticised by judges Prue and Paul for his bubbly ganache and uneven layers. But he did his heritage proud with his German biscuits, which Prue described as the "crumbliest, buttteriest biscuit I think I've ever eaten".

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Channel 4

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The biscuits earned him his first official Paul Hollywood handshake of the season. "I nearly started to cry right there," Jürgen admitted.

He criticised the showstopper set by Prue and Paul, which asked the bakers to create a yeast leavened cake of at least two tiers. Jürgen insisted that Germans would never make a multi-tiered yeast leavened cake, and likened it to making a "three-tier apple crumble".

But it was Italian baker Giuseppe that came out on top this week and earned himself the title of star baker.

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Channel 4

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Next week, the seven remaining bakers will be challenged with savoury pies and deep-fried doughnuts in Pastry Week.

The Great British Bake Off airs on Channel 4 in the UK. In the US, it's known as The Great British Baking Show, and streams on Netflix.

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