Great British Bake Off 2016 recap! Who left in bread week?

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Great British Bake Off's Bread Week saw many of the contestants struggle with the hardest tasks yet.

Paul Hollywood was more ruthless than ever before with his judging tonight, leaving one baker close to tears.

First up was the signature challenge as the remaining 10 bakers had to create some sort of chocolate bread but with limited time some of the creations suffered.

Benjamina Ebuehi's failed bake was compared to wallpaper paste by Paul as he got to work sticking his fingers in everyone's loaves.

Last week's star baker Candice Brown was tearful as Paul told her: "You can see it’s still raw inside. With all the love in the world I’m not going to eat it."

"I’m so embarrassed. I’m really sorry," reacted a clearly upset Candice.

Bread week then continued with possibly the toughest technical challenge in GBBO history: Dampfnudel, a type of steamed bun from Germany.

The hard task from Paul caught many of the bakers out but it was Rav Bansal who ranked bottom with his raw dough balls.

Candice made a comeback to rank third but it was Val Stones who came at on top.

“Paul’s not in the best of moods,” said one of the bakers while even Mary Berry told him: “Don’t be grumpy about it"

Finally, for the showstopper challenge, the bakers had to make use of three different flours to create a huge plaited centrepiece.

Wowing the judges and taking home the title of star baker was Tom Gillford.

But for one baker it was the end of the road and Paul and Mary decided to send home Michael Georgiou.

The Great British Bake Off 2016 continues Wednesday nights at 8PM on BBC One.

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