11/10/2012 10:21 BST | Updated 11/10/2012 10:23 BST

'The Great British Bake Off' Final Boasts Only Male Competitors

For the first time in 'The Great British Bake Off' history, the final will be made up of only male bakers.

A record 5.5million viewers watched law student John Thwaite, medical student James Morton and company director Brendan Lynch beat Daniele Bryden – the last woman standing – in the cake-obsessed show's semi-final on Tuesday.

Judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry decided Bryden's efforts in the French patisserie challenge did not trump her male counterparts'.

Meanwhile, viewers who are dreading the end of the series next week won't have to wait long for another sweet fix as the team has just finished filming a festive special.

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Hollywood has also announced he is to get his own spin-off show about bread, the 'Radio Times' has revealed.

The judge has been filming his first solo project, to be broadcast in February: "It's about bread but I’m also cooking with bread and doing a few cakes."

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