Great British Bake Off's Rowan says contestants have 5am start and no hot water ...

Great British Bake Off contestant Rowan Williams has shared some of the behind-the-scenes details on the current series.

The music teacher, 55, became the third contestant to be eliminated in October after failing to impress with his 'soft and wrinkly' bagels.

Talking about what goes on behind-the-scenes, Rowan revealed that bakers have a 5am start, no hot water in the practice kitchens and evening quizzes in their bubble.

Behind-the-scenes! Great British Bake Off contestant Rowan Williams has shared some of the behind-the-scenes details on the current series

Behind-the-scenes! Great British Bake Off contestant Rowan Williams has shared some of the behind-the-scenes details on the current series

The current series took place at Down Hall Hotel in Essex over the summer after five years of filming at Welford Park in Berkshire, with all cast and crew members undergoing regular COVID-19 testing in an isolation bubble amid the pandemic.    

Before entering the 'biosphere', the contestants had to quarantine for nine days with the 130 people involved with the show tested three times before filming.

Rowan told Metro that bakers weren't allowed to bring their partners but they were allowed to bring their children with contestants Hermine and Mark spending time with their kids in between filming, who have sweetly featured on the show. 

Talking about what would happen after filming and in the bubble, the former contestant told the publication: 'We would have a drink in the bar after filming. They laid on entertainment too. We had a zoom quiz with [Extra Slice host] Tom Allen.' 

The judges! The music teacher, 55, became the third contestant to be eliminated in October after failing to impress with his 'soft and wrinkly' bagels (judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith pictured)

The judges! The music teacher, 55, became the third contestant to be eliminated in October after failing to impress with his 'soft and wrinkly' bagels (judges Paul and Prue Leith pictured) 

Busy schedule! Talking about what goes on behind-the-scenes, Rowan revealed that bakers have a 5am start, no hot water in the practice kitchens and evening quizzes in their bubble

Busy schedule! Talking about what goes on behind-the-scenes, Rowan revealed that bakers have a 5am start, no hot water in the practice kitchens and evening quizzes in their bubble 

Rowan also revealed that the practice kitchens were 'quite basic' and often didn't have hot water with limited time for practising. He added that bakers were also expected to do their own cleaning up. 

He said: 'They set up practice kitchens in other tents for us. It was a bit like a Nightingale hospital. They did their very best, but

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