Paul Hollywood branded Gemma Collins’ try at a showstopper on The Nice Celeb Bake Off“appalling”.
The Solely Approach is Essex star was one of many contestants on the Stand Up To Most cancers charity version of Bake Off on Sunday (26 March), the place she appeared alongside Jessica Hynes, Tim Key and AJ Odudu.
Within the showstopper spherical, the opponents had been requested to recreate the earliest childhood expertise they will keep in mind in a choux pastry type, with Collins opting to encapsulate her reminiscence of her mum shopping for a pair of fluffy mules for her from Woolworths.
Starting the problem, the fact star stated that she was “placing plenty of effort” into her sculpture, including: “I’m getting that apron if it kills me.”
After piping “that fluffy mule that modified my life and bought me into showbiz”, nevertheless, the pastry emerged from the oven flat, whereas the pistachio and rose ganache was overly moist.
“The choux’s gone flawed. Nah, undecided how I’m gonna pull this one off,” Collins stated, whereas pouring sprinkles over her disastrous bake and saying that she’d modified it from a shoe to a purse.
“I’m gonna stick with it on this competitors, however I do know I’ve misplaced already. I can already really feel it.”
Watching from the facet, Prue Leith stated: “I can’t bear to observe this any longer. It’s agony.”
When time was up, the contestants introduced their choux sculptures, with Collins admitting hers was “not my finest work”.
“You don’t wish to hear this, however the pastry’s not cooked,” Leith instructed Collins, whereas Hollywood joked that they’d make good pasties.
“Don’t fear, you don’t must make it up anymore,” Collins stated. “It was a catastrophe, I totally settle for it. Being this near Paul Hollywood, it’s all gotta be value it.”
Judging the bakes on the finish of the episode, Hollywood stated: “I assumed the showstoppers had been numerous. I assumed Gemma’s was appalling, however a superb effort.”
The Nice Celeb Bake Off continues Sunday 2 April at 7.40pm on Channel 4.