The Great British Baking Show eliminates a baker each week. We know this. It’s the entire gist of the show. And but, nothing might have been extra stunning or devastating than this week’s elimination. Two fan favorites — Lottie Bedlow and Sura Selvarajah — stumbled throughout “Chocolate Week” and one needed to go residence. Ultimately Lottie’s Showstopper saved her whereas Sura’s doomed her and Sura was the one despatched residence. It was a heartbreaking conclusion that made me notice each how a lot I’ve turn out to be hooked up to the bakers on this season of The Great British Baking Show and the way the show is not enjoying favorites in 2020.
This newest episode of The Great British Baking Show put the bakers via their paces like by no means earlier than. In the Signature spherical, all of them seemingly didn’t nail baking brownies. It was an absolute debacle crammed with uncooked batter, ruined tins, and messy treats. Both Sura and Lottie struggled on this spherical. One of Sura’s tins was dropped within the oven and she or he misplaced the bake. Later, she struggled to provide the right variety of brownies, or to even get hers out of the tin. Lottie overcomplicated hers with a gloppy cheesecake topping that took manner too lengthy to bake. It was disastrous for each of them, and lots of others. And as Lottie admitted — and I identified final week! — the bakers had been overcomplicating issues.
To make issues worse for Lottie and Sura, they each did poorly within the Technical Challenge. Lottie completely whiffed her chocolate babka, whereas Sura did not rank that significantly better. (Only Dave was between them within the lower-end of rating.) So all of it got here all the way down to the Showstopper. While Lottie simply barely. skated via with an over-baked, however scrumptious and well-decorated white chocolate cake, Sura stumbled. Her cake got here out uncooked and inedible.
Intellectually, I completely perceive why it was Sura’s time to go. While the episode made it seem to be Lottie was the one in bother from the beginning, Sura was additionally struggling. Ultimately, it got here all the way down to the very fact that Sura’s Showstopper, arguably an important of the three rounds per episode, was uncooked. I get it! I do. But I haven’t got to love it!
Sura has been one among my favorites from the very starting of this season of The Great British Baking Show. I beloved her vivid and sunny disposition. I adored the very fact that she willingly walks her cat on a leash round London. I might die for her wonderful expressions of shock and awe within the tent! Sura would name herself “the Flavor Queen.” Her confidence in her personal skills had been equal components refreshing and provoking. It was unattainable to not like her.
As tragic as it’s to see Sura go, it isn’t like the choice would have been any higher. With her badass obsession with Viking lore and hilarious self-deprecating jokes, Lottie has additionally been an prompt favourite within the tent. Whatever the judges determined would have sucked! I’m critical. Both Sura and Lottie carry an infectious vitality to the tent and provides off critical cool woman vibes. A real fan would not need both to go. Case in level: even Noel Fielding teased he would take their place, saying, “I actually like Lottie and Sura, so I’ll go as an alternative of them if you’d like.”
The truth that Sura and Lottie had been each up for elimination this early on within the competitors suggests that nobody is protected. Not Peter, who’s all the time technically exact, or Hermine, who gave Prue a “Pruegasm,” and even the persistently nice Mark. This season of The Great British Baking Show is eliminating of us based mostly on how their luck goes within the tent that episode, as they need to! The solely draw back to that is our fan favorites may not be capable of skate via. But then, aren’t all of the bakers our fan favorites this yr? (No, I’m significantly hooked up to all of them.)
But Sura vs. Lottie? Cut my coronary heart out with a bread knife. That one was robust.