Great British Bake Off’s Marc Elliott has branded his time on the Channel 4 series the ‘most memorable experience of my life’.
The 51-year-old bronze resin sculptor, from Cornwall, was eliminated from the competition during Dessert Week in scenes that aired last night, after failing to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith with his jelly art design cake.
After his exit, Marc penned a farewell letter where he told fans he treasures the friendships he made while participating on the programme.
‘Just the most crazy, intense, wonderful, once in a lifetime experience,’ he wrote.
‘And I feel honoured to be part of this year’s Great British Bake Off! The bond and friendships made this year are extra special as we were living, baking and socialising 24/7.
‘For me personally being able to share this bonkers experience with my daughters and dog Hamish, just made it one of the most memorable periods of my life.’
Marc continued: ‘A massive thank you to Love Productions, the amazing camera and sound crew, the food team, the runners, the Down Hall staff for making us so welcome. Love you all – Marc :).’
The judges tore into Marc’s bake in the showstopper round last night, with Paul saying his cake as ‘like concrete’.
Speaking to the cameras after his elimination, the contestant confessed: ‘I came to Bake Off to face my anxiety, to face failure, to face all those things that people are quite uncomfortable about dealing with.
‘I’ve definitely learnt a bit more about myself.’
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Great British Bake Off continues on Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.
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