Peter Sawkins had never been called a ‘baby-faced assassin’ before appearing on The Great British Bake Off – but he’s a big fan.
Host Noel Fielding has given the 20-year-old hopeful the intimidating nickname during the current series as he fought en route to the Channel 4 show’s semi-final, coming across as very likeable along the way despite admitting to being very ‘competitive’.
Asked about his thoughts on the moniker, he told Radio Times magazine: ‘Haha, I love it! I wouldn’t have ever named myself that, but I quite like it.
‘I always wanted my friends in the tent to do well, but at the same time I am competitive and always wanted to put in my best performance.
‘I also tried to be as calm and collected in the tent as I possibly could… so maybe that’s a bit like being an assassin!’
With filming taking place earlier this year, Peter has known for some time that he’d be joining Dave, Laura and last week’s Star Baker Hermine in the semi-final.
Despite the pressure to keep everything under wraps, he’s done well to not give the game away.
‘I’ve been quite surprised at my success in keeping it quiet,’ Peter added.
‘Lots of people ask, in quite a tongue-in-cheek way, how I got on and I’m well practised at batting those questions off as a joke. Two of my flatmates this year don’t know how I did.’
Hermine was delighted to be top of the pile on last week’s show after impressing the judges throughout all three challenges on dessert week.
‘I can’t believe it,’ she told the camera. ‘I’m still seeing myself in the tent, nervous about whether that jelly will set or not.
‘And I can’t believe they liked that flower!’
However, it was the end of the road for Marc, who struggled most with his showstopper – with the base of his jelly cake compared to concrete by Paul Hollywood – and was sent home.
Speaking about his exit, he insisted: ‘I didn’t expect at all to get this far, so I feel it has been a great experience and I am so happy that my two daughters got to share it with me.
‘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, and, from what people have said, to give myself a bit more credit, which I don’t!’
Great British Bake Off continues Tuesdays at 8pm on Channel 4.
Credit: Original article published here.