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30/10/2018 21:09 GMT | Updated 01/11/2018 10:22 GMT

'Bake Off' Final Technical Challenge Angers Fans: 'This Isn't Baking'

It saw them tasked with looking after an open fire.

The final of the ‘Great British Bake Off’ had fans up in arms on Tuesday night with a controversial technical challenge. 

Many viewers of the Channel 4 baking show bemoaned the task finalists Rahul, Kim-Joy and Ruby were set by judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, complaining it wasn’t technically baking. 

The challenge saw the bakers leave the familiar surroundings of the iconic tent for the first time ever, as they were tasked with making six pitta breads over an open fire, as well as three dips to go with them. 

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It required them to tend to the fire, which many complained didn’t conform to rules of the competition: 

However, there were some who enjoyed the unexpected twist, and some of the hilarious moments it provided...

The challenge resulted in far from perfect results for all three bakers.

Ruby came third in the challenge, with Paul branding the breads “too small and too thick”, while Rahul came second, with Prue telling him: “If this was a competition about dips you might have come top but your bread was too charred and a bit thick.”

With this being the standard in the final episode, we don’t think the open fires will returning to ‘Bake Off’ any time soon.

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