Lee Banfield is the first Great British Bake Off 2016 contestant to leave the tent

It just wasn't to b-a-k-e for the church minister from Bolton


The Great British Bake Off bid farewell to its first baker as Bolton’s own Lee became the first of the 2016 Bake Off contestants to leave the tent and Jane was crowned star baker.


His bells of St Clements inspired drizzle didn’t cut it with Paul and Mary so when the jaffa cake technical challenge didn’t go his way either (Lee came second from the bottom in 11th place) Lee needed a Mirror Bake miracle if he was going to survive until week 2.

Sadly his gamble with a simple offering didn’t pay off.


Was it Lee’s day to go though?