The Great British Bake Off

The Final

Series 4 - Episode 10 The Final

Saturday 1:15am - 2:13am 4seven
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Maybe next year’s Bake Off should be filmed in the depths of winter, preferably with a snowstorm howling outside the tent as the bakers dab at their creations with fingerless gloves.

Because as we reach the final, yet again the summer heatwave hits, with a high of 34 degrees centigrade that leaves chocolate and ambitions in puddles. One baker, searching for privacy, sobs quietly into a deep freeze.

You might think there’s no doubting the eventual winner, but, boy, is this a close-run thing. The three remaining amateurs - Dave, Pete and Laura - who all receive recorded messages from families they haven’t seen for six weeks, must work wonders with everything from rough-puff pastry to ganache.

“The resistance is in the custard,” says Paul Hollywood with all the gravitas of a combat-ready field marshal during the signature challenge. And Prue Leith tells the trio, helpfully, to “keep their cool” during the technical bake.


The finalists pull out all the stops in a set-custard and puff pastry signature, a choccy-nut technical and a magnificent dessert tower showstopper. Who will be crowned the winner of Bake Off 2020?