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Entertainment Great British Bake Off's eliminated baker writes touching letter after controversial exit

20:00  01 october  2020
20:00  01 october  2020 Source:   digitalspy.com

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The Great British Bake Off's much-loved Biscuit Week made a reappearance on the latest edition of the baking show but one contestant's ambitions crumbled as they were eliminated from the competition.

Prue Leith, Noel Fielding, Matt Lucas, Paul Hollywood standing in front of a birthday cake: Great British Bake Off's eliminated baker Makbul writes touching letter to fans after controversial exit during Biscuit Week, calling show © mark bourdillon - Channel 4 Great British Bake Off's eliminated baker Makbul writes touching letter to fans after controversial exit during Biscuit Week, calling show "a beacon of light".

This week, it was Makbul who was sent home from the tent, a decision which didn't go down too well with a number of viewers, who were adamant that he should have stayed, particularly after a solid performance in the Technical challenge.

Just to make us all even more emotional after Mak's sad exit from the tent, the official Bake Off Twitter has shared a sweet letter Mak has written paying tribute to the show and his time on it.

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"There aren't that many shows on TV that brings a nation together. In recent times only one sticks out and it's the Bake Off. A show of legendary stature and iconic value," he wrote.

"The stars aligned for me for Series 11 (2020). The world was in turmoil but for me 2020 was all about Bake Off. The privilege to have been selected and go in front of the nation with my quirky features was unbelievable.

"It was an honour to be part of a show that was a beacon of light. There is always hope in baking.

"Let's end oppression and inequality through our kindness and love. GO BAKE OFF!"

Fans reacted with joy to Mak's heartwarming note, with one writing: "What a lovely letter. Go well Mak, a joy to watch!" and another commenting: "Sad to see Mak go!! Legend. Publish that novel".

There was better news for fellow baker Dave this week as he was crowned the Star Baker after producing some perfectly even coconut macaroons for the Technical challenge.

Next week sees the remaining contestants tackling Bread Week – judge Paul Hollywood's speciality – as they attempt to make soda bread and a very tricky dough-based Showstopper.

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The Great British Bake Off continues on Tuesday, October 6 at 8pm on Channel 4, while Bake Off: An Extra Slice airs on Friday, October 2 at 8pm on Channel 4.

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