Space man stars in BBC's The Great British Bake Off

PUBLISHED: 09:26 23 August 2013 | UPDATED: 09:34 23 August 2013

Contestant Rob Smart. Credit: Love Productions

Contestant Rob Smart. Credit: Love Productions

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A SPACE satellite designer starred in The Great British Bake Off on Tuesday night.

The Great British Bake Off 2013 contestants. Credit: Love ProductionsThe Great British Bake Off 2013 contestants. Credit: Love Productions

Melbourn resident Rob Smart appeared on the first episode of the BBC Two programme and sailed through to the second round of the competition.

The 54-year-old, who works at Stevenage aerospace company Astrium, made a sandwich cake creation before winning the technical challenge with his angel cake with lemon and passion fruit curd.

Following his performance, judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood named Rob as the star baker for week one.

The fourth series of the show, presented by Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, sees 13 bakers tested on their cooking skills as they battle it out to be crowned the Great British Bake Off’s best amateur baker.

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