For Pastry Week, the contestants were given the task of making a tart inside a pastry cage for their Showstopper.
Baker Hermine decided to create a lime confit and lemon meringue tart inside a pastry cage – and it looked amazing.
Prue Leith praised Hermine for her ‘beautiful’ Showstopper as she told her: ‘It looks beautiful. I think it’s a really clever design and I think you’ve managed to get it to work.’
However, it appeared that the judge may have jinxed things because before she had even finished her sentence, Paul touched it… and the entire thing fell apart.
‘Until Paul Hollywood wrecked it,’ Prue added.
‘Thunderfingers’, Noel Fielding chipped in.
Luckily Hermine saw the funny side of it – and the judges were also really impressed with her creation, as it looked as good as it tasted.
Bake Off viewers also found the whole incident amusing, with many taking to Twitter to share their thoughts.
‘Like a Paul in a China shop Paul Hollywood the great British break off,’ one joked.
Another commented: ‘Oh no’, while one joked: ‘He came in like a wrecking ball.’
This is the second bake mishap we have seen so far int he current series after Sura accidentally destroyed one of Dave’s mini Pineapple Upside-Down cakes.
The latest episode ended with the judge sending Linda home after she made a number of errors.
Speaking after the elimination, Linda said: ‘I can’t really be sad. I’ve been a child at Disneyland really.
‘It’s been amazing. one of the highlights of my life.’
Prue expressed her sadness at seeing Linda go, but said: ‘She’s a very good baker – but she had a terrible week.’
The Great British Bake Off airs on Tuesdays at 8pm on Channel 4.
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