Great British Bake Off’s Tom feels ‘honoured’ to have been part of the 2021 series despite being the first out of the 12 contestants to be eliminated.
The 28-year-old was sent home by judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood in the launch episode on Tuesday night after slipping up on the final showstopper challenge, which he said was ‘a bit of a disaster’.
Writing in his exit letter, Tom said: ‘Well, that’s that then! Although my time in the Bake Off tent may have been short, it certainly has been very sweet! I’d always dreamed of one day making it into the tent, but never truly believed it would happen, so I feel honoured to have had this opportunity!
‘Being part of the show has been a fantastic journey from start to finish; I’ve learnt a huge amount of new baking skills, had the chance to experience life on a TV set, and most importantly, made an amazing bunch of new friends!
‘Everyone I’ve met as part of this experience has been fantastic, from the cast to the crew (especially those lumbered with the washing up!) and I’d like t thank them all for being genuinely amazing!’
Concluding his message, Tom added: ‘Thanks for all of your support and I hope you all achieve your dreams too!’
The first episode of the new Bake Off series saw the contestants tasked with making decorative mini rolls in the signature, a teatime classic of malt loaf in the technical and a gravity-defying showstopper.
Jurgen from Sussex clinched the coveted star baker title.
The Channel 4 show opened with a baking-themed adaptation of Billy Ray Cyrus’s country classic Achy Breaky Heart, performed by the judges and presenters Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas.
The spoof was accompanied by faux mullets, cowboy boots, fringed jackets and a spot of line-dancing.
Great British Bake Off continues on Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.
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