Warning! This article contains spoilers for the latest episode of The Great British Bake Off.
The wholesome and well-trusted formula of The Great British Bake Off was thrown into chaos on Wednesday night, as Tasha took a turn for the worse.
In the latest episode on Wednesday, Tasha had to exit the tent mid-way through Chocolate Week, as she began to feel too hot in the technical challenge.
The 27-year-old didn’t meet the mark with her signature dish, which was surprising for the proficient baker. However, soon after, she turned pale and told crew members: “It’s quite hot, I need some air.”
New host Alison Hammond was on hand to provide some much-needed support, as Tasha revealed that she had a migraine the night before and was still suffering in the intense heat.
Alison escorted an upset Tasha back to the house, before Bake Off threw in a major curveball to its regular routine.
Moments after Matty was awarded Star Baker for his intricate and delicious chocolate box showstopper, Alison revealed that no one was going home that week. However, two contestants will be leaving the competition next week.
Alongside Tasha’s absence, there was a weaker performance across the board for this episode, but the surprise change came as a shock to viewers.
Many viewers were left concerned about Tasha’s health and raised the question of why Chocolate Week was filmed on the hottest day of the year in the summer.
One wrote on X (formerly Twitter): “Do they choose Chocolate Week on the hottest day of the year every year on purpose or what?”
As a second viewer sympathised: “Poor Tasha, you can tell how gutted she feels that she’s not able to complete the challenge.”
The Great British Bake Off continues on Tuesday 24 October at 8pm on Channel 4.