There were tears on The Great British Bake Off on Tuesday as Amos became the first contestant eliminated from the new series.
The grocery shop manager, 43, became emotional after he was told he didn’t make it through to next week after struggling through the showstopper challenge.
The contestants were tasked with making an ‘animal cake’ with many of them choosing to whip up a confection in the image of their pets.
Amos made a whale-shaped cake for the task but failed to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith who told him it was ‘bone dry’ and overbaked.
After his elimination was announced, Amos said: ‘It was the showstopper that stopped my show. As soon as I heard my name I came out of my body.’
Heartbreaking: There were tears on The Great British Bake Off on Tuesday as Amos became the first contestant eliminated from the new series
Challenge: The grocery shop manager, 43, became emotional after he was told he didn’t make it through to next week after struggling through the showstopper challenge
Showstopper: Amos made a whale-shaped cake for the task but failed to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith who told him it was ‘bone dry’ and overbaked
He then broke down in tears and walked away from the camera for a moment before returning and saying: ‘Sorry, I’m fine.’
New host Alison Hammond was then seen giving the Londoner a hug and telling him he had been ‘amazing’.
Several viewers took to X, formerly Twitter, to send their well wishes to Amos, who they pointed out had done well in the earlier challenge when the contestants had to make a chocolate and raspberry cake.
One viewer wrote: ‘I know they say it’s only cake, but they put so much effort into it that I can understand why they get upset. Bless Amos. He did much better than I could ever do.’
Another added: ‘Amos didn’t deserve that tbh,’ while a third penned: ‘Amos didn’t deserve that no one speak to me.’
A fourth fan wrote: ‘Amos deserved better,’ while a fifth said: ‘BRB, just crying into my cuppa at Amos leaving the tent!’
Prior to the show kicking off, Amos described his bakes as a labour of love – his style is colourful and chic with keen attention to detail, and he loves exploring different flavour profiles.
He compared his baking style to the converted church that he now lives in, calling both his style and home ‘traditional with a modern twist’.
Reaction: Several viewers took to X, formerly Twitter, to send their well wishes to Amos
Elsewhere during the episode, Alison Hammond made her debut as co-host alongside Noel Fieling.
The presenter went down a treat with fans who said it was a ‘stroke of genius’ for show bosses to hire her.
The Great British Bake Off returns on Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.
GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF 2023: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS?
Occupation: Participation officer
Bake Off presenters have learnt sign language as the show welcomes its first ever deaf contestant.
Tasha, 27, is a participation officer from Bristol and will be joining the show with her BSL interpreter, Daryl.
She said: ‘When I had the Zoom call to tell me I was one of the 12, I cried. Daryl also cried. We were a mess.’
Occupation: Deli and grocery manager
From: North London
Amos describes his bakes as a labour of love – his style is colourful and chic with keen attention to detail, and he loves exploring different flavour profiles.
He compares his baking style to the converted church that he now lives in, calling both his style and home ‘traditional with a modern twist’.
Occupation: University student
From: West Yorkshire
‘Go big, or go home’ is student Rowan’s motto, and one that he has always applied to his bakes.
A student of English literature, when he’s not writing up a storm, Rowan is also a keen host, applying his creative eye to his cooking.
Occupation: Vegetable grower and delivery driver
A lover of the great outdoors, she forages for seasonal ingredients and puts her homegrown veg to good use.
Abbi’s bakes aim to combine comfort and familiarity with a strong nod towards nature, and a feeling of creating something magical – bakes with a touch of fairytale.
From: East London
For Cristy, life with four children means that there always seems to be a birthday to bake for and an exciting party to plan.
She describes her baking style as enchanted and pretty – bakes that conjure up a sense of childhood.
Occupation: Civil engineering resource planner
Perfectionist Dan loves a baking challenge and will often find the hardest bake in one of his 300 cook books.
When he’s not baking, he loves to play football with his two young sons or forage for edible treats in the countryside.
Occupation: Database administrator
She loves a semi-naked cake with neat lines, pretty piping and minimalist decoration; and although she likes to keep her flavours safe, Dana will often incorporate a twist or two, adding in familiar spices associated with her Indian heritage.
Occupation: Post-doctoral research associate
Post-doctoral research associate Josh is a chemist by trade and brings his scientist’s precision and keenness to experiment into the kitchen, taking careful notes on each part of the baking process.
Occupation: Chartered accountant
Keith has a penchant for apple pies and fairy cakes – which he learned to bake with his mum.
The treats form the baking backdrop to Keith’s childhood, along with his mum’s love for traditional dishes from her home in Malta.
Occupation: PE and science teacher
He describes his style as rustic but neat, and his flavour preferences as quite traditional – he particularly loves chocolate, citrus and nuts.
Once his days in the tent are over, his nex challenge will be to make his own wedding cake.
Occupation: Retired cabin crew and volunteer
From: West Midlands
Her favourite bakes are pastries, but she also loves making fun birthday cakes for her niece and grandchildren.
When she’s not baking, Nicky volunteers for a pet-therapy charity along with her dog Bracken and loves to ski, which she has been doing since she was only three years old.
Occupation: Intelligence analyst
At her family home in Sri Lanka, Saku didn’t have an oven until she was 18, so she turned to baking only when she moved with her husband to the UK, in 2003.
Self-taught, she relishes using her homegrown ingredients from her vegetable patch.
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