GBBO star shares behind the scenes secrets of Channel 4’s show


A former contestant in Great British Bake Off has shared a number of secrets, including how Paul Hollywood ruins cakes.

Jamie Finn participated in the 2019 hit culinary competition and now shares his story.

The Arctic coffee promoter, a student, opened up and shared all about the process of creating the programme.

Jamie was a popular choice with viewers, but he was given the boot in week 2. He narrowly avoided elimination in week one when he forgot eggs in his showtopper.

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Jamie was a part of the 2019 series.

He was again last in technical when making biscuits in week 2. This saw him removed from the show with Prue and Paul playing a part.

He explained: “You’ve got a million things going on in your head and normally at that point you’re told Paul and Prue are going to come over and speak to you.

“I was a bit nervous and didn’t want to be doing anything too complicated so I could pay attention to them. I think that it was a good decision. ‘I’I thought that if I just mixed my cake batter it would be simple.

“While I was talking to them I was distracted and forgot to put my eggs in the mix. Then when it came out like cement I couldn’t work out why.”

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Jamie loved being on the show.

Jamie said that he didn’t harbor grudges, and that he was more at fault for his own mistakes than the judges.

He stated: “It was just a silly mistake and was my fault. It was probably everything going on and a little bit of nerves.”

When asked about what it takes to film the show, he said that there are many. “loads of cameras everywhere”Explained how production staff work “very clever” so they “Never miss a second.”

Jamie revealed how he estimates that there is a minimum of eight people filming you at all times and how they have hand held as well as fixed cameras to capture every moment.

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Judges Prue, Paul, and Matt can send contestants off inadvertently

He stated: “If you’re about to bring out your cake they will send someone over just in case it cracks because it’s funny to watch.

“The team asks you to let them know when you’re about to do it but even if you try to do it secretly, the cameramen are so on the ball and will catch you out.

“You’ve got to be a good sport, these are very human moments. It’s so relatable because everyone’s dropped a biscuit on the floor or made rubbish icing.”

Former hopefuls also admitted that they are. “bugged”So all their conversations can still be heard

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Jamie was distracted at Paul and Prue and destroyed his cake

He explained: “You always have your mic on so I imagine if you say something like, ‘Oh crap! What’s going on here!’ someone will hear it in the backroom.

“I’m sure they then tell the cameramen to race over to that person to catch that funny shot. They are professionals and those moments make the show more entertaining.”

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