Manon Lagreve booted off Bake Off
17 October 2018 - 11:00 AM

Manon Lagreve booted off Bake Off

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Manon Lagreve has been booted off "The Great British Bake Off".

The 26-year-old baker was axed from the Channel 4 show last night (16.10.18) after failing to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith during Danish Week - which was inspired by host Sani Toksvig's heritage - with her Showstopper dessert appearing to convince the pair to let her go.

She said afterwards: "I love Denmark! I have been twice to Copenhagen and my best friend is Danish, but none of that helped me in Danish Week. I was hoping I could have made my friend proud, but she has now forgiven me.

"I loved the "Bake Off " bubble so much. There isn't a moment of it that I didn't enjoy. I learned so much and I loved meeting everyone involved with the show. I am my own worst critic, though. I put my heart on a plate so the judges would either cuddle it or kill it. It was hard to take the criticism but I valued it and learned from it.

"Noel and Sandi are so funny as a double act. They are amazing, and when you had a down moment they were so supportive. Just a little word or a cuddle helped you so much and made the atmosphere so much lighter, as it gets quite intense in that tent. Noel could tell when I was getting a bit stressed."

However, fellow "Bake Off" contestant Rahul Mandal's Showstopper, Signature and Technical challenges were all criticised by Paul and Prue, leaving some fans of the show to threaten to boycott the programme when Manon was axed instead of him.

One wrote: "Gonna have to boycott bake off next week, loved Manon :( (sic)"

Another posted: "BOYCOTT #GBBO UNTIL R*HUL IS GONE AND MANON IS BROUGHT BACK (sic)"

One shared: "I feel a #GBBO boycott coming in the Green household. What a complete swizz ... We [love] Rahul but he was shocking tonight & should have left the competition (sic)"

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