HEREFORDSHIRE'S Saku Chandrasekara has left The Great British Bake Off.

The intelligence analyst at Herefordshire Council made it to the final six of the Channel 4 show, but left during week seven - Dessert Week.

After being eliminated, the 50-year-old said she was proud of herself.

" "I will miss them," she said.


"It's really sad to leave - it's a privilege to be part of this lovely family."

Saku was given a hug by host Alison Hammond, who said, 'we're going to miss you so much'.

It was between Saku and Cristy as to who would leave the competition. 

However, the Herefordshire baker finished behind her fellow contestant in the technical challenge, while her 'flowers for my bee' meringue bombe showstopper was also criticised.

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"It's just a few choux buns sitting in the," said judge Paul Hollywood. 

"The choux buns don't look good - they look a little bit flat. You do get the Irish liquor but not strong enough."

Fellow judge Prue Leith added: "There are some elements that are really good but you needed to do more on flavour."

Hereford Times: Saku Chandrasekara said she was proud of how she did on the Great British Bake OffSaku Chandrasekara said she was proud of how she did on the Great British Bake Off (Image: Channel 4)

The opening signature round required the bakers to make eight batched crème caramels. Saku decided to make mini versions of a popular pudding from Sri Lanka, where she is from.

However, Prue felt that Saku used too many eggs, which was her downfall. 

Meanwhile, for the technical challenge, the contestants had to make individual orange and ginger treacle puddings.

Saku was seen hitting her head in despair as she struggled with the task and ended up finishing fifth out of six. However, each baker, with Prue saying it was the worst thing she had judged. 

Dan was this week's star baker.