The Great British Bake Off 2020: final – live

Five weeks ago, Linda presented samosas for a cornish pasty challenge, and only four weeks ago my heart was torn from my chest as Northern Irish Mark (of the accent and the hair) was declared the casualty of Japanese Week while Paul celebrated his hundredth episode. Three weeks ago, Head Girl Lottie was presenting a chocolate puddle to the judges, and it was just two weeks ago that Hermine created the showstopper to end all showstoppers…

Which brings us to last week…

Well, well, well. It’s been nine weeks since we met Sura, walking her cat. Eight weeks since we were introduced to mangoes, the most heavily leant on prop in Bake Off history. Seven weeks since Paul declared war on the LGBT community through the medium of bagels, and six weeks since we discovered that 90 minutes wasn’t enough time to make a decent brownie.