BAKE Off judge Paul Hollywood gave away a huge show secret as the hit series returned to screens tonight.
The 56-year-old baking star sat with co-star and judge Prue Leith and hosts of the show, Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding as he made the confession.
Discussing one of the challenges the new bakers had to take on, Paul was asked by the hosts when he last baked.
Noel joked: “When was the last time you baked Paul, in the 70s?” to which the star replied: “Last week, I baked blueberry muffins.”
Paul then went on to joke that he’d given himself one of his iconic Paul Hollywood handshakes, and said “well done” to himself.
But his confession means that the judge wouldn’t have baked the cake for his challenge tonight, if the last time he baked was last week.
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In tonight’s episode, viewers were left fuming as a baker was sent home.
Former charity director Will got the boot as a fresh batch of amateur bakers were put to the test in cake week.
But those watching Bake Off at home think he should have been given more time to prove himself – and pleaded with bosses to change the format.
Taking to Twitter to complain, one person wrote: “I’d like to see the first contestant leave on the second week… not sure we saw the best of Will #GBBO.”
A second added: “I really thought will had so much potential… why do they have to send someone home in week one. just bring back the two go in one week thing :(((((((( #GBBO.”
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While a third commented: “I don’t think someone should leave the first week of #gbbo they need a chance.”
The opening episode of the Channel 4 show saw the 12 contestants tasked with baking 12 signature mini sandwich cakes, a classic red velvet technical and a home-inspired showstopper.
Will, 45, from London, became the first to leave the series after failing to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Dame Prue Leith with his ginger and caramel square signature and his final bake which recreated his former north London flat.
Following his exit, he said: “Someone’s got to go first and obviously I’m disappointed but I’m proud to have made it.”