The Great British Bake Off 2018 Biscuit Week – who left the tent and who was Star Baker?

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THE 2018 series of The Great British Bake Off is finally underway!

The first week was Biscuit Week and the bakers rose to the challenges to produced some masterpieces. So whose biscuits didn’t quite have the snap required and who claimed the coveted Star Baker title?

The famous four are back for GBBO 2018
The famous four are back for GBBO 2018
Channel 4

What happened during Biscuit Week?

Here were the winners and losers of each challenge;

  • Signature Bake – the biscuits were iced and a variety of shapes, flavours and sizes. Some were bland, some were underbaked, some were overbaked and some had no snap.
  • Technical Challenge – set by Paul the blind-judged challenge was to make eight wagon wheels in two and a quarter hours. A very British delicacy, two shortbread biscuits are sandwiched together with marshmallow and jam and then covered with chocolate. As is usual with the Technical, some of the bakes were disasters and some demonstrated more skill.
    Antony came in last place and the baker who came out on top was Ruby.
  • The Showstopper challenges was to create a self-portrait fashioned out of biscuit. The judges were very impressed by Briony and Terry – but did they do enough to save themselves?

Who left the tent in episode one of GBBO 2018?

After much tasting and deliberating Prue and Paul decided that Imelda McGarron’s competition was over.

Before she entered the tent, the novice baker said she decided to enter the show for herself.

She revealed: “I went in for me as a challenge obviously for the baking, but also to have the confidence of meeting new people, I don’t usually put myself out there personally.”

Imelda is hoping to bake up a storm on GBBO
Imelda was hoping to bake up a storm on GBBO but it wasn’t to be
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Who was the first Star Baker?

Manon Lagreve‘s attention to detail impressed the judges and she claimed the coveted title.

The 26-year-old wanted to go on the show for her “best friend and flatmate, and my closest girlfriends that have always rooted for me and supported me throughout my baking journey”.

Manon Lagreve won Star Baker on week one
Manon Lagreve won Star Baker on week one
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When is The Great British Bake Off on?

The Great British Bake Off 2018 started on Tuesday, August 28 at 8pm on Channel 4 and it will be shown in the same time slot each Tuesday.

Those that miss the episode can catch it on All 4 and Jo Brand will be back with An Extra Slice on Friday’s at 8pm, also on C4.

The judges and presenters are unchanged from last year;

Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood judge, while Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig present.