Bake Off episode two gets tense as contestants struggle with their showstoppers

There are shaky hands and shoddy piping as the bakers feel the pressure during the showstopper challenge

The Great British Bake Off 2017 Episode 2

It might only be week two, but the tension inside The Great British Bake Off tent is reaching fever pitch already.


During episode two of the Channel 4 show, the bakers are left shaking and stressed as they rush to complete their showstopping board game bakes.

As presenter Noel Fielding announces that the bakers only have five minutes left, a ripple of panic swirls around the tent.

Liam says that it’s the hardest thing he’s ever done in his life; Steven ends up flicking bits of baking off his bench; Tom says he still has to do his drainpipes; Kate isn’t sure if she’s even going to finish on time.

And Flo’s one-word assessment of her own showstopping bake? “Terrible”.

Oh dear.


The Great British Bake Off continues at 8pm on Tuesday September 5 on Channel 4.