PUBLISHED: 21:43, Tue, Sep 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 21:56, Tue, Sep 22, 2020
Bake Off 2020 is back on Channel 4 and 12 brand new budding bakers took to the Bake Off tent to show off their skills. The new series welcomed comedian Matt Lucas as host, and he enjoyed sampling some of the creations. Fans are keen to find out who left bake off tonight and Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
The 12 amateur bakers took to the tent for the first time tonight, September 22, in a bid to impress judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood.
The first week sported a traditional cake theme, and the bakers were tasked with the usual signature challenge, blind technical and finally the showstopper.
It was a tough competition as always but tonight it was Loriea Campbell-Clarey who said goodbye in the first episode.
Speaking about their time on the series, she said: "It would have been nice to stay a little bit longer but someone had to go. Yes I am proud, I did quite well to get here."
Judge Hollywood said it was down to her overbaking and flavouring, but he was very proud of her efforts nonetheless.
Meanwhile Peter Sawkins was crowned star baker for this week as he performed consistently well.
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Bake Off 2020: The season 11 contestants (Image: Channel 4)
The first challenge was the signature challenge and the contestants were tasked with creating a classic Battenberg.
While some went fairly traditional, Loriea Campbell-Clarey opted for a bubblegum and cream soda cake.
Linda Rayfield decided to shape hers to form an ambulance, a tribute to her cousin who was a paramedic who sadly died.
Lottie Bedlow struggled with her timings and Rowan Williams had trouble cutting up all his individual sections, some of which were raw. Whereas Hermine was praised for her chocolate and orange battenberg, using unconventional marmalade.
This series marks the eleventh outing for the iconic quintessentially British baking competition.
This year, fans in the US are being treated to the series as episodes are being added to Netflix three days after airing in the UK.
Viewers were sad to see Sandi Toksvig leave the series last year, but they enjoyed her replacement Lucas's jokes.
They were treated to an extra 15 minutes for the first episode, as usually episodes are 75 minutes long.
Channel 4 announced the first three episodes will run for an extended period of 90 minutes.
Bake Off 2020: Loriea Campbell-Clarey left in the first week (Image: Channel 4)