Great British Bake Off spoiler! Contestants face show’s first ever Italian week

Contestants on the Great British Bake Off 2017 tonight face the show’s first ever Italian week.

Following last week’s latest pastry challenges, this evening sees the seven remaining bakers given a Great British Bake Off face three more tricky tasks.

Restaurateur, food writer and novelist Prue Leith is once again joining Paul Hollywood as judge of The Great British Bake Off as it continues tonight on Channel 4.

And as always, Prue and Paul will be joined by new GBBO hosts Sandi Toksvig OBE and Noel Fielding.

They’ll be ready with a pertinent pep talk, a helpful hand or just a sympathetic shoulder to cry on, for what is series 8 of the cooking competition.

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Over 10 weeks, the Great British Bake Off 2017 will see 12 of the best amateur bakers in Britain whisk, knead, ice, beat and bake their way through classic British cakes, perfect patisserie, Italian delights, sticky caramel constructions and elaborate layered puddings.

Tonight it’s week seven of The Great British Bake Off and just six bakers remain after last Tuesday’s sixth elimination saw Julia sent home.

Judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood have put together three tough challenges in The Great British Bake Off’s first ever Italian week

There’s a deep fried Sicilian signature that gets them all hot under the collar; while it’s a toss-up as to who will survive the deceptively tricky technical, which is a takeaway favouriite.

Finally there’s a fiddly showstopper in the hottest temperatures ever recorded in the tent to help decide which of the bakers will be leaving next.

Who will keep their cool and win star baker? And who will be saying ciao to the tent?

As always, the three challenges will sort out the best bakers from those who are failing to make the grade.

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At the end of it all, only one can claim star baker; while another contestant will leave the tent for good.

Who will be the next to leave the Great British Bake Off 2017?

The Great British Bake Off airs tonight at 8PM on Channel 4.