In just a few short weeks, Terry has become one of the most beloved characters in The Great British Bake off 2018 – and now he’s broken all of our hearts by leaving the tent with an emotional speech about his late wife.
Terry’s exit was pretty much inevitable after a disastrous Spice Week, which finished with a Showstopper biscuit chandelier that looked more like a tornado. Judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith opted for a double elimination as they sent home both Terry and Karen.
But after his elimination, a tearful Terry revealed how the Channel 4 show had helped him cope with his grief.
“I said I wouldn’t get upset,” he said. “It’s funny when you’re on your own… my wife and I were very happy and that was a massive loss.
“There wasn’t anything to fill the gap for a very long time so it’s given me a focus. I’ve met some lovely people I’m sure we’ll keep in touch for a very long time. It’s been a big help and something I’ll remember for a long time.
“I won’t stop baking. I’m very much looking forward to more projects carried out in a bigger time frame.”
His words touched viewers’ hearts…
We’ll always treasure your time on the show, Terry. So many happy memories. We look forward to your future baking adventures. #GBBOpic.twitter.com/S0iEEHCO7v
But was it fair? As he came back from a week off due to illness, Terry certainly had a disastrous time in the tent. His ginger cake was not a hit and the didn’t quite pull off that ambitious Showstopper…