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Great British Bake Off 2021: Rochica is eliminated while Giuseppe wins Star Baker during bread week

Rochica was the third baker to be eliminated from The Great British Bake Off during Tuesday’s episode of the popular cooking show.

The contestant, 27, broke down in tears during the programme after failing to impress with her bird-inspired milk bread Showstopper and ciabatta breadsticks in the Technical.

She follows unlucky bakers Tom and Jairzinho who were booted off in week one and two.

Upset: Rochica was the third baker to be eliminated from The Great British Bake Off during Tuesday’s episode of the popular cooking show.

Elsewhere Giuseppe impressed judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood and was crowned Star Baker.  

Speaking after it was announced she was leaving an emotional Rochica said: ‘It’s come to an end but I have really really enjoyed it.

‘Not everybody gets to bake in the Bake Off tent and I’m proud of where I’ve got to.’  

Happy: Elsewhere Giuseppe impressed judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood and was crowned star baker

Happy: Elsewhere Giuseppe impressed judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood and was crowned star baker

Time to go: Speaking after it was announced she was leaving an emotional Rochica said: 'It's come to an end but I have really really enjoyed it'

Time to go: Speaking after it was announced she was leaving an emotional Rochica said: ‘It’s come to an end but I have really really enjoyed it’

She also cried at the end of the three challenges and said: ‘It’s definitely been my worst week. I would like another chance but I don’t think I’m going to get one.’

She disappointed with her milk bread Showstopper which consisted of a bird cage, nest and eggs, while also coming last in the technical where the contestants had to make ciabatta breadsticks. 

Meanwhile Giuseppe wowed the judges with his culinary efforts, producing an incredible vegetable patch themed milk bread and coming first in the Technical.

Creation: Rochica disappointed with her milk bread Showstopper which consisted of a bird cage, nest and eggs, while also coming last in the technical where the contestants had to make ciabatta breadsticks

Creation: Rochica disappointed with her milk bread Showstopper which consisted of a bird cage, nest and eggs, while also coming last in the technical where the contestants had to make ciabatta breadsticks

Speaking after being awarded the accolade he looked thrilled as he said: ‘I’m star baker can you believe it! I better savour it as it wont happen again!’

Elsewhere Maggie was close to being eliminated after a disappointing octopus themed Showstopper. 

After the elimination she said: ‘I was very close to the edge, I seem to have scrapped through again. Next week I’ve got to be spectacular!’

Wow! Meanwhile Giuseppe wowed the judges with his culinary efforts, producing an incredible vegetable patch themed milk bread and coming first in the Technical

Wow! Meanwhile Giuseppe wowed the judges with his culinary efforts, producing an incredible vegetable patch themed milk bread and coming first in the Technical

Elsewhere the Signature Challenge tasked the bakers to make a focaccia, with George and Amanda impressing with their textures and flavours. 

Next week the bakers will take on dessert week as the competition heats up in the tent.  

It comes after last week viewers were left fuming when the episode of the cookery show was plagued by sound issues and a technical glitch.

Fans took to Twitter in their droves to complain that they could ‘barely hear’ presenters Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas and that they sounded ‘muffled’ as they spoke with contestants and gave their voiceovers.

Close: Elsewhere Maggie was close to being eliminated after a disappointing octopus themed Showstopper

Close: Elsewhere Maggie was close to being eliminated after a disappointing octopus themed Showstopper

Elsewhere on the episode, Jairzinho became the second baker to be eliminated on biscuit week after a lacklustre Showstopper, while Jürgen was crowned star baker yet again. 

Channel 4 had faced issues with its output over the three days beforehand, following a fire at its playout centre which impacted Tuesday’s GBBO for many fans. 

One wrote: ‘What’s going on with the sound on #BakeOff? I can’t hear the voice over. It’s too muffled to hear anything Noel and Matt are saying.’ 

‘Glad to see other people think the sound is all over the place tonight. I wasn’t sure if it was me or Noel was doing the voiceover from the bottom of a biscuit barrel,’ added another.

Great job! Speaking after being awarded Star Baker, Giuseppe looked thrilled as he said: 'I'm star baker can you believe it! I better savour it as it wont happen again!'

Great job! Speaking after being awarded Star Baker, Giuseppe looked thrilled as he said: ‘I’m star baker can you believe it! I better savour it as it wont happen again!’

A third complained: ‘Your sound mixing is completely out. Can barely hear Noel or Matt’s narration.’ 

Channel 4 announced that it was still having problems two hours before Bake Off aired last week.

A spokesperson said on Twitter: ‘Sadly, we’re still experiencing some tech issues which means some viewers may have problems watching our channels or access services.

‘Sorry for the ongoing disruption – we’ll let you know here as and when we have updates.’ 

Busy: Elsewhere the Signature Challenge tasked the bakers to make a focaccia, with George (pictured) and Amanda impressing with their textures and flavours

Busy: Elsewhere the Signature Challenge tasked the bakers to make a focaccia, with George (pictured) and Amanda impressing with their textures and flavours

Channel 4 was contacted by MailOnline for further comment at the time.  

Last Saturday Channel 4 and More4 went off air, with Channel 5 also hit with technical issues.

Red Bee Media, which handles playout services for Channel 4 and Channel 5, said the disruption was due to an ‘activation of the fire suppression systems’ on Saturday evening.

A spokesperson said: ‘We confirm that all staff at our Broadcast Centre in west London were safely evacuated following activation of the fire suppression systems. 

Waiting to learn their fate: Things were tense in the tent as they waiting for the results

Waiting to learn their fate: Things were tense in the tent as they waiting for the results

‘As a result of this incident and the automatic safety measures set in motion at the time, several services originating from the Broadcast Centre have been disrupted.

‘London Fire Brigade attended the scene, and once they had determined that the building is safe, people were allowed to return to the building.

‘We are continuing to work to restore all services and remedy any issues caused by this incident.’

Oh dear: It come after last week viewers were left fuming when the episode of the cookery show was plagued by sound issues and a technical glitch (pictured are presenters Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas)

Oh dear: It come after last week viewers were left fuming when the episode of the cookery show was plagued by sound issues and a technical glitch (pictured are presenters Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas) 

Also on the show, Noel debuted a pony tail, with viewers loving the new look.

One said: ‘Loving the ponytail!’ while another woman wrote: ‘Noel Fielding looks better with a ponytail than I do.’

A third said: There’s nothing more perfect than Noel Fielding with a ponytail!’

After the elimination of Tom last week, this time it was time for Jairzinho to say goodbye after his all-too-basic Showstopper.

Bye: Elsewhere on the episode, Jairzinho became the second baker to be eliminated on biscuit week after a lacklustre show-stopper

Bye: Elsewhere on the episode, Jairzinho became the second baker to be eliminated on biscuit week after a lacklustre show-stopper

For the first challenge, the bakers had to make 24 brandy snaps with their own unique flavour.

For the Technical Challenge, the contestants then had to make 12 jam biscuits.

Coming in first place was Jürgen, followed by Giuseppe, then Freya, while in last place was Rochica.  

The Showstopper Challenge saw the bakers tasked with creating a 3D biscuit replica of their favourite childhood toy.

Not happy: One wrote: 'What's going on with the sound on #BakeOff? I can't hear the voice over. It's too muffled to hear anything Noel and Matt are saying'

Not happy: One wrote: ‘What’s going on with the sound on #BakeOff? I can’t hear the voice over. It’s too muffled to hear anything Noel and Matt are saying’

George created a gingerbread airplane which could fly while Jürgen impressed with a functioning windmill.

Sadly, Amanda’s rocking horse sugar biscuit completely crumbled into pieces before she could present it to the judges, leaving some viewers shocked she wasn’t eliminated.  

When it came to the judges’ decisions, Star Baker was awarded to Jürgen for the second week in a row, while Jairzeno had to say goodbye.

When Jairzeno was announced as eliminated, he said: ‘I was half expecting that result because when you look at my Showstopper compared to everyone else’s, it really was quite basic.’ 

Great British Bake Off airs Tuesdays at 8pm on Channel 4.

Challenge: Next week the bakers will take on dessert week as the competition heats up in the tent

Challenge: Next week the bakers will take on dessert week as the competition heats up in the tent


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