Space man voted off Great British Bake Off

PUBLISHED: 09:53 18 September 2013 | UPDATED: 09:53 18 September 2013

Contestant Rob Smart. Credit: Love Productions

Contestant Rob Smart. Credit: Love Productions


AN ENGINEER was voted off in the fifth round of The Great British Bake Off last night (Tuesday).

Rob Smart, who lives in Melbourn and works at Astrium in Stevenage, was last night voted off the BBC show by judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

He said: “My ambitions when I came in were to win Star Baker at least once and not get kicked out in the first round. Most of all, however, I just wanted to have some fun.

“I think I’ll need to take a break from baking now. I think that’s normal. I might boil something.”

Mr Smart came fourth in this week’s technical challenge after cooking tuiles. For the Tray Bake round, he made a cake based on a famous Spanish dish Tarta di Santiago. He impressed judges in the Biscuit Stack challenge when he created a giant blue biscuit dalek.

The Great British Bake Off continues on BBC2 on Tuesday, 8pm.

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