It wouldn't be Tuesday without another episode of The Great British Bake Off and tonight (November 8th 2022), it was the semi-finals.


This week saw the four remaining contestants in the Great British Bake Off 2022 line-up take on three more challenges in a bid to bag a spot in next week's final.

Set by judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood, the bakers were tasked with making mini Charlottes, a vertically-challenging Technical and a Swedish Showstopper.

And luckily for one contestant, it was as easy as pie as they won Star Baker. Unfortunately, the same couldn't be said for the contestant who left Bake Off this week, however.

Read on for everything you need to know.

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Who won Star Baker in Week 9?

Bake off's Abdul
Bake off's Abdul Channel 4

Abdul won Star Baker during the semi-finals, giving him his first win of the 2022 season and securing him a spot in next week's final.

Abdul, 29, is an electronics engineer from London. He likes to apply his precision thinking to the chemistry of creating bakes, with matcha being one of his favourite flavours.

Could Abdul be our 2022 winner?

Who won Star Baker in Week 8?

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It was a hat-trick for Syabira as she won her third Star Baker for the season, after impressing with her show stopping pie display.

Congratulations, Syabira!

Who won Star Baker in Week 7?

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At the end of the episode, Matt Lucas revealed that Syabira had won Star Baker for Custard Week.

This was her second Star Baker accolade in the season, after winning the week before.

Who won Star Baker in Week 6?

Syabira won her first Star Baker accolade this week, as she wowed the judges with her bakes.

Following the three challenges, host Noel Fielding revealed that Syabira had won the award, as Matt Lucas had the unfortunate job of revealing who was leaving Bake Off this week.

Syabira, 32, is a cardiovascular research associate from London. She was born in Malaysia and loves to put a twist on classic British bakes.

Who won Star Baker in Week 5?

Sandro Channel 4

Sandro finally joined the Star Baker ranks in Week 5, making him the third person to win the title after Maxy and Janusz's alternating reigns.

The 30-year-old nanny wowed Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood with his mousse showstopper, which was made from lemon sponge, prosseco fruit jelly and a white chocolate mousse.

Earlier on in the episode, he delivered with his apple and cherry crumble steam puddings in the signature challenge, before coming in fourth place in the lemon meringue technical.

Who won Star Baker in Week 4?

Maxy Great British Bake Off
Maxy Channel 4

Maxy was named Star Baker in Week 4, after impressing in Mexican Week.

For this week's challenges, the contestants put their twist on the classic sweet bread pan dulce, tried their hand at a Mexican street food staple, and had to make their own showstopping version of the milk soaked tres leches cake.

And Maxy well and truly impressed, as she earned her second Star Baker accolade for the season.

Who won Star Baker in Week 3?

Janusz Channel 4

Janusz was named Star Baker in episode 3, making this his second Star Baker accolade of the season.

Janusz, 34, is personal assistant from East Sussex, who grew up in Poland.

He describes his baking style as "cartoon-like, colourful and camp", with the 34-year-old often working Polish ingredients into British staples. His favourite flavours are ginger and chocolate.

Who won Star Baker in Week 2?

Great British Bake Off 2022 contestant Maxy
Maxy baking in the tent Mark Bourdillon/ Channel 4

Maxy was this week's Star Baker.

For the second episode, presenters Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas returned to lead the latest batch of 11 bakers through brand new challenges set by judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

First up were illusion macarons, followed by garibaldi biscuits. For the final challenge, the bakers' creativity was really put to the test as they were tasked with making a 3D mask made only from biscuits, and Maxy certainly pulled out all the stops with her creation.

At the end of the episode, Matt announced that she was the Star Baker, while Noel had the hard job of revealing who would be going home.

Maxy is a 29-year-old architectural assistant from London. She was raised in Sweden and attributes her favourite flavours – cinnamon and saffron – to her Scandinavian upbringing.

Who won Star Baker in Week 1?

Janusz impressed the judges in the opening episode Channel 4

Janusz was the first Star Baker for season 13.

For the final Showstopper, the bakers got a chance to show off their architectural skills as they created a scaled down version of a home close to their hearts entirely from sponge, and Janusz certainly impressed, with his "Home Is Where The Flowers Grow" cake.

"I love it - the colour and the vibrancy!" Prue gushed upon first glance.

"The decoration and the pipe work, you've done an amazing job," Paul added.

The judges' feelings didn't change after tasting the cake either, with Prue saying through a mouthful of cake: "It is utterly delicious. Just the right amount of spice."

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