The Great British Bake Off (series 10)

The tenth series of The Great British Bake Off began on 27 August 2019, with this being the third series to be broadcast on Channel 4.[1] It is presented by returning hosts Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig, and judged by returning judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.[2]

The Great British Bake Off (series 10)
Starring
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes10
Release
Original networkChannel 4
Original release27 August (2019-08-27) 
29 October 2019 (2019-10-29)
Series chronology

The series was won by David Atherton, who became the first winner to have never won the 'Star Baker' title since it was introduced. Alice Fevronia and Steph Blackwell finished as runners-up.[3]

This series started with 13 bakers instead of the usual 12, as was previously done in series 4.[4]

Bakers

Baker Age Occupation Hometown Links
Alice Fevronia28Geography teacherEssex[5][6]
Amelia Le Bruin24Fashion designerHalifax[7]
Dan Chambers32Support workerRotherham[8]
David Atherton36International health adviserWhitby[9][10]
Helena Garcia40Online project managerLeeds[11]
Henry Bird20StudentDurham[12]
Jamie Finn20Part-time waiterSurrey[13]
Michael Chakraverty26Theatre manager/fitness instructorStratford-upon-Avon[14]
Michelle Evans-Fecci35Print shop administratorTenby, Wales[15]
Phil Thorne56HGV driverRainham[16]
Priya O'Shea34Marketing consultantLeicester[17]
Rosie Brandreth-Poynter28Veterinary surgeonSomerset[18]
Steph Blackwell28Shop assistantChester[19]

Results summary

Elimination chart
Baker12345678910
David WINNER
Alice SB SB Runner-up
Steph SB SB Runner-up
Rosie OUT
Henry SB OUT
Michael SB OUT
Priya OUT
Helena OUT
Michelle SB OUT
Phil OUT
Amelia OUT
Jamie OUT
Dan OUT

Colour key:

     Baker was one of the judges' least favourite bakers that week, but was not eliminated.
     Baker was one of the judges' favourite bakers that week, but was not the Star Baker.
     Baker got through to the next round.
     Baker was eliminated.
     Baker was the Star Baker.
     Baker was a series runner-up.
     Baker was the series winner.

Episodes

     Baker eliminated
     Star Baker
     Winner

Episode 1: Cake

For the signature challenge, the bakers had to bake a fruit cake in the shape of their choice, with a significant amount of dried fruit, and lavish decoration. For the technical challenge set by Prue, the bakers had to bake six identical angel cake slices, with layers made of genoise sponge sandwiched with Italian meringue buttercream, topped with icing and feathered. For the showstopper challenge, the bakers baked the birthday cake they always dreamed of as a child.

Baker Signature
(Fruit Cake)
Technical
(6 Angel Cake Slices)
Showstopper
(Birthday Cake)
Alice Gingerbread Fruit Cake Wreath 5th Like a Child in a Sweetshop Cake
Amelia Christmas Cake 4th Carousel Birthday Cake
David Squishy Squashy Fruit Cake 10th Snakey Birthday Cakey
Dan Jamaican Rum Cake 9th Pirate Island Cake
Helena Fruit Bat Cake 12th Away with the Fairies Cake
Henry Wood Street Cake 1st Secret Woodland Cake
Jamie Easter Simnel Cake 13th Salted Caramel Schnauzer Birthday Cake
Michael Cup of Chai Cake 11th Treasure Chest Cake
Michelle Bara Brith Teulu Ni (Our Family's Bara Brith) 6th Tŷ Tylwyth Teg (Fairy House Cake)
Phil Spiced Fruit Cake with Rum Glaze 8th Retro Rocket Cake
Priya Sunshine Fruit Cake 7th Once Upon a Time Cake
Rosie Spicy Chai Loaf 2nd Magical Jungle Cake
Steph Great Grandma's Fruit Cake 3rd A Sundae on the Beach Cake

Episode 2: Biscuits

For the signature challenge this week, the bakers were tasked to make 12 decorated chocolate biscuit bars. For the technical challenge, Paul tasked a "controversial" bake that was his dad's favourite - 12 fig rolls which were identical in shape and size. For the showstopper, the bakers were asked to create a 3D biscuit sculpture.

Baker Signature
(12 Decorated Chocolate Biscuit Bars)
Technical
(12 Fig Rolls)
Showstopper
(3D Biscuit Sculpture)
Alice Honeycomb Peanut Mallow Bars 1st Chocolate and Coconut New Zealand Lamb
Amelia Pistachio, Almond & Raisin Nougat Biscuit Bars 9th Swimming with Dolphins
David Coco-nutty Chocolate Bars 2nd Wedding Spray
Helena Wicked Witch Fingers 12th Caught in a Spider's Web
Henry Coffee, Cardamom & Hazelnut Bars 6th Chapel Organ
Jamie Cherry Caramel Shortbread Biscuit Bars 11th Biscuit Guitar
Michael Lemon & Rosemary Biscuit Bars 4th Hamish the Highland Cow
Michelle Bakewell Bars 8th Dewi y Ddraig Gymraeg (Dewi the Welsh Dragon)
Phil Orange, Cranberry & White Chocolate Fudge Bars 3rd Tina the Tortoise
Priya Ruby Barfi Biscuit Bars 7th The Beast of Rocky Mountain
Rosie Virgin Mojito Biscuit Bars 5th My Favourite Chicken – A Celebration of Legs
Steph Chocolate, Caramel Macchiato Biscuit Bars 10th Ginger the Cat

Episode 3: Bread

For the signature challenge this week, the bakers were asked to make a Tear & Share loaf. For the technical challenge, Paul asked the bakers to make 8 burger baps, along with 4 veggie burgers to go inside half of them. For the showstopper challenge, the bakers were given the task to make a display of artistically scored loaves.

Baker Signature
(Tear & Share Loaf)
Technical
(8 White Burger Baps & 4 Veggie Burgers)
Showstopper
(Decorative Loaf Display)
Alice Baklava Tear & Share 7th Global Bread
Amelia Chorizo Brunch Tear & Share 11th Caterpillar Transformation
David Cinnamon Swirl Tear & Share 2nd Trio of African Masks
Helena Frosted Cinnamon and Pecan Tear & Share 8th Every Bread is Halloween
Henry Chicken and Pesto Tear & Share 1st Herb Garden
Michael Keralan Star Bread Tear & Share 6th Mediterranean Camp Fire
Michelle Noson Gaws (Cheese Night) Tear & Share 5th Gardd Ni (Our Garden)
Phil Pancetta and Cheese Focaccia Tear & Share 10th Winner's Wreath
Priya Smokey Jalapeño Tear & Share 4th Bird Boules
Rosie Chilli and Manchego Tear & Share 9th Bread Safari
Steph Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto Star Tear & Share 3rd Hand-Tied Bouquet of Flowers

Episode 4: Dairy

For the signature challenge this week, Paul and Prue tasked the bakers with a Dairy Cake, but the cake mixture needed to contain a cultured dairy product. For the technical challenge, Prue asked the bakers to make a difficult bake that dated back to the Tudor times, twelve Maids of Honour. For the showstopper challenge, the judges gave the bakers the task of making a display of milk-based Indian sweets known as Mishti.

Baker Signature
(Cultured Dairy Cake)
Technical
(12 Maids of Honour)
Showstopper
(Display of Mishti)
Alice Leafy Yoghurt Cake 8th Afternoon Tea
David A Kick of Limoncello Cake 2nd Flavours of India Mishti
Helena Ghost Cake 9th Ye Olde English Sweet Shoppe Mishti
Henry Ode to a German Breakfast Cake 3rd Seaside Mishti
Michael Cheesecake Surprise 7th Flag of India Mishti
Michelle Homely Rhubarb Cake 5th Home Comforts Mishti
Phil Trucking Lovely Rose Cake 6th A Corner of My Garden Mishti
Priya Choc-chip Banana Cake 10th Flavours of My Childhood Mishti
Rosie A Good Dose of Limoncello Cake 4th Cocktails & Canapés Mishti
Steph Answer to Everything Cake 1st Pink and Pretty Mishti

Episode 5: The Roaring Twenties

For the signature challenge, the bakers were tasked to produce 4 custard pies which should be elaborately decorated with the theme of the 1920s. For the technical challenge, the bakers faced a difficult challenge set by Prue of deep-frying choux pastry to produce 18 Beignet Soufflés filled with raspberry jam and served with a zabaglione. For the showstopper challenge, the bakers were tasked to create a prohibition cocktail cake, with at least two tiers, in memory of the prohibition era in the United States.

Baker Signature
(4 Custard Pies)
Technical
(18 Beignet Soufflés)
Showstopper
(Prohibition Era Cake)
Alice Chocolate & Orange Custard Pies 6th Piña Colada Cake
David Fancy Custards 9th Amaretto Sour Cake
Helena Lemon and Lavender Pies 1st Vampire's Kiss Raspberry Vodka Cake
Henry 1920s Pies 3rd White Russian Cake
Michael Mango, Lime & Ginger Pies 8th Brambling Cake
Michelle Blueberry & White Chocolate Crème Brûlée Pies 7th My Little Sister the Dancing Queen's Piña Colada Cake
Priya Lemon & Raspberry Ripple Pies 2nd Meena Colada Cake
Rosie Little Blackberry Pies 5th White Russian Cake
Steph Zesty Citrus Custard Pies 4th Sour Lime Piña Colada Cake

Episode 6: Desserts

For the signature challenge this week, the bakers were asked to make a layered meringue cake with a minimum of three layers and 'large enough to share with friends'. For the technical challenge, Prue gave the bakers a particularly difficult task that tested the bakers precision, six identical layered Verrines. For showstopper challenge, the bakers were tasked with an explosive bake, a Celebratory Bombe.

Baker Signature
(Layered Meringue Cake)
Technical
(6 Verrines)
Showstopper
(Celebratory Bombe)
Alice Black Forest Meringue 1st Tiramisu Bombe
David Spiced Meringue Surprise 2nd Delightful Bombe
Henry Towering Meringue Cake 4th Bonfire Bombe
Michael Dark Chocolate Meringue Cake 6th Black Forest Bombe
Priya Family Favourite 7th Summer Fruit Bombe
Rosie Layers of Lime and Raspberry 5th Ruby Bombe
Steph Eton Mess 3rd Mirror Bombe

Episode 7: Festivals

For the signature challenge, the bakers were asked to make 24 buns with the theme of a festival or holiday from around the world. For the technical challenge, Paul tasked the bakers with a deep fried pastry treat traditionally served during the Italian Carnevale, 12 Sicilian Cassatelles. For the showstopper challenge, the bakers were set with the complex task of making a kek lapis Sarawak, a traditional layered Malaysian cake.

Baker Signature
(24 Festival Buns)
Technical
(12 Sicilian Cassatelles)
Showstopper
(Kek Lapis Sarawak)
Alice Lemon, Blueberry & Almond Hot Cross Buns 6th Chocolate, Orange and Salted Caramel Kaleidoscope Sarawak Style Layered Cake
David Kozunak Plaits 2nd Sarawak Style Layer Cake Sculpture
Henry Chocolate Kardemummabullar 3rd Elegant Present Box
Michael Figgy Pudding Hot Cross Buns 5th Jamaican Mule Sarawak Style Layer Cake
Rosie Mardi Gras Finnish Semlor Peacock Festival Buns 1st Rainbow Sarawak Style Layer Cake
Steph Zest and Spice Hot Cross Buns 4th Orange and Chai Spiced Revitalise Cake

Episode 8: Pastries

For the signature challenge, the bakers were tasked to do a savoury twist on a usually sweet French Classic, Tarte Tatin. For the technical challenge, the bakers were given the challenging task of recreating a Moroccan Pie made from warka pastry (also known as brick pastry). For the showstopper challenge, the bakers were asked to create a vertical pie consisting of at least two separate pies.

Baker Signature
(Savoury Tarte Tatin)
Technical
(Moroccan Pie)
Showstopper
(Vertical Pie)
Alice Leek, Apple & Goat's Cheese Tarte Tatin 3rd Apple Tree House Pie
David Caramelly Carroty Tarte Tatin 1st Whitby Fish Pie
Henry Crab, Tomato & New Potato Tarte Tatin 5th Chandelier Picnic Pie
Rosie Shallot, Aubergine & Goat's Cheese Spiced Tarte Tatin 2nd Rapunzel's Tower
Steph Caramelised Onion & Goat's Cheese Tarte Tatin 4th Curried Chickpea & Potato Carousel

Episode 9: Pâtisserie (semi-final)

For the signature challenge, the bakers were tasked with making eight identically decorated domed tarts. For the technical challenge, Prue gave the bakers the task to construct a Gâteau Saint Honoré, a French classic with involves both choux and puff pastry, plus a large amount of cream to relate the week's theme. For the showstopper challenge, the bakers were given a very difficult task to make sugar glass cabinets, along with pâtisserie to appear inside them.

Baker Signature
(8 Domed Tarts)
Technical
(Gâteau Saint Honoré)
Showstopper
(Sugar Glass Display Case)
Alice Mocha, Hazelnut & Orange Domed Tarts 4th Save Our Oceans
David Aperitif Domed Tarts 2nd Greenhouse Growing Moss
Rosie Lemon, Raspberry & Mint Domed Tarts 1st Time with Family
Steph Raspberry, Lemon & White Chocolate Domed Tarts 3rd A Night at the Opera

Episode 10: Final

For the final signature challenge, the remaining three bakers were tasked to create the ultimate chocolate cake that should be rich in chocolate and be beautifully decorated. For the final technical challenge which was set by Paul, the bakers were given the task to create six twice-baked Stilton Soufflés completed with biscuits. For the final showstopper challenge, the bakers were required to create a deceptive illusion picnic basket feast that composed of cakes, biscuits and enriched breads that were presented to look like something else.

Baker Signature
(Ultimate Chocolate Cake)
Technical
(6 Stilton Soufflés)
Showstopper
(Illusion Picnic Basket Feast)
Alice Chocolate, Pear, Ginger and Maple Cake 2nd End of the School Year Celebration Picnic
David Chocolate, Armagnac and Prune Cake 1st Peachy Pic-Nik
Steph Black Forest Chocolate Cake 3rd Picnic in the Park

Ratings

The first episode drew an overnight audience of 5.7 million, down 400,000 from the previous series, but with a higher audience share in its time slot than the previous launch at 30.6%.[20][21] The overnight ratings for the final episode dropped by over half a million compared to the previous series with an average audience of 6.9 million viewers.[22]

Episode
no.
Airdate7-day viewers
(millions)
28-day viewers
(millions)
Channel 4
weekly ranking
Weekly ranking
all channels[23]
127 August 2019 (2019-08-27)9.6210.0311
23 September 2019 (2019-09-03)9.389.8011
310 September 2019 (2019-09-10)8.729.1411
417 September 2019 (2019-09-17)8.739.2112
524 September 2019 (2019-09-24)9.269.6412
61 October 2019 (2019-10-01)8.699.1913
78 October 2019 (2019-10-08)8.989.4213
815 October 2019 (2019-10-15)8.929.1613
922 October 2019 (2019-10-22)9.349.6713
1029 October 2019 (2019-10-29)9.779.9013

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