This week's episode of The Great British Bake Off saw a major twist in its format, as after some seriously impressive performances for Bread Week, no one was sent home from the tent.


With Rebs and Abdul both unable to take part in this week's episode due to illness, the tent was already down on numbers. Then, in a big surprise, the judges revealed that due to the high quality seen in this week's bakes, no one would be going home.

It's very rare that no one is eliminated in a week on Bake Off, but not unheard of. Seasons 3, 5 and 9 all featured a week where no one was sent home, with multiple eliminations then happening in later weeks.

Not all of the Bake Off traditions were switched up this week, of course - there was still a Star Baker announced, with the recognition this week going to Janusz.

The cast of The Great British Bake Off 2022.
The cast of The Great British Bake Off 2022. Mark Bourdillon/Channel 4

This is the second time Janusz has been named Star Baker in the three episodes aired so far, marking him out as a serious contender as we head deeper in to the competition.

At the beginning of this week's episode, Matt Lucas made the announcement regarding Rebs and Abdul, saying: "Good morning, bakers! Welcome back to the tent. Now, both Rebs and Abdul are a bit under the weather this week."

He then said: "But, with your permission we thought we'd send them both straight through to the final", before Noel Fielding added: "Only joking, they're just going to miss a week and hopefully they'll be back next week."

Tonight's episode was Bread Week in the tent, with this season having already seen Cake Week in episode 1 and Biscuit Week in episode 2.

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