Warning! This article contains spoilers for the latest episode of The Great British Bake Off.
The Great British Bake Off’s latest episode has left viewers in shock after two contestants were eliminated at once.
After no bakers were sent home last week due to Tasha falling ill, two people had to go on Tuesday.
Nicky and Rowan became the fourth and fifth contestants to leave the tent after a challenging pastry week, taking them out of the running to win series 14 of the Channel 4 show.
Contestants were tasked with tackling savoury picnic pies for the signature dish and dauphinoise pithivier for the technical, while this week’s showstopper challenge was to make a decorative sweet pie display.
After co-presenter Noel Fielding revealed this week’s double elimination, Nicky, 52, said: “I knew my time had come to an end after such a disastrous few days but even still my heart sank and I had to hold back the tears.
“I had such a wonderfully happy time during my time in the tent. What made it slightly easier when leaving was I didn’t leave alone and my lovely bakers gave me the biggest hugs which meant more than anything to me.”
Rowan was similarly disappointed to be leaving the show and bidding farewell to his fellow bakers.
“Saying goodbye is the worst part about this,” he said. “Not the absolute roast I got at the showstopper.”
Viewers are also gutted to see the pair go, with one Twitter/X user praising Nicky and Rowan for being “such fabulous people and bright personalities”.
Check out some more social reaction to the double exit below:
Ahead of this year’s season premiere, the show’s executive producer promised a “warmer, kinder, sillier” show, in light of it dropping one element that has drawn criticism in the past.
The Great British Bake Off continues on Tuesday at 8pm on BBC One.