— 29 Oct 2018, 18:56 by Lauren Furey
It’s happening, it’s finally happening. Brace positions everyone. The GBBO final is almost upon us.
It’s been another year of drama in the Bake Off tent and if those of you who don’t watch the series are wondering, “how on earth can a show about baking be so intense?” then you, my friend, have much to learn.
Our three finalists, Rahul, Kim-Joy and Ruby have battled their way through pastries, biscuits, bread and even Vegan Week to make it through to this week’s nail-biting finale, but who will take the crown? Well, providing that Prue Leith doesn’t spoil the action for us again this year via Twitter (let’s hope she’s in the same time zone) it really is anyone’s game. Each contestant has received Star Baker twice this series so the stakes/bakes are high.
Rahul is a living Teddy Ruxpin and has viewers wanting to reach into the screen and hug him every time he makes a self-deprecating comment. His time in the Bake Off tent has given him ample time to expertly demonstrate his skills with Bread Week being a particularly emotional roller coaster in which he was rightfully crowned Star Baker.
Kim-Joy is the living definition of patience. The intricacy of her decorative work is astounding, proving that this tough cookie must have nerves of steel in the heat of the Bake Off tent; seriously, you try and hold a piping bag that steady! Kim-Joy’s smiley demeanour and can-do attitude has won her a legion of fans who be rooting for this year’s youngest contestant.
Then there’s Ruby, a self-confessed ‘undercover baker’ who admitted that her friends don’t know about her passion for pastries. Ruby absolutely thrashed it in Danish Week and went on to win Star Baker but she also had possibly one of the most dramatic moments of the series during Vegan Week when her cake completely collapsed. Still, her skill and determination have earned her a well-deserved place in the Bake Off final.
It’s been an emotional series with, co-host, Sandi Toksvig even shedding a few tears in the tent but, thankfully, you won’t have to miss a minute of the final because we’re showing it on the big screen at Boxpark Croydon!
The show kicks off at 8pm on Tuesday 30 October, so be sure to head down, grab a seat and some tasty grub and settle in for the Great British Bake Off final.