Doncaster baker Val Stones in tears after being booted off Great British Bake Off
Doncaster baker Val Stones was left in tears after been kicked out of this year's Great British Bake Off.
Val. from Conisbrough, was left heartbroken after Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood decision to send her home on Wednesday's BBC1 show.
The 66-year-old former headteacher, who now lives near Yeovil, broke down when it was revealed that she was to leave the competition but she insisted she wasn't upset by the decision.
She said: "I'm not unhappy. I had a great time with some great people - and I didn't expect it. I didn't expect to ever get here, never mind be on it.
"When you bake, you always bake for a reason - because you're giving something to people.
"You're giving it to people so you do the best you can and make bake with love. Whenever I make anything, I stir love into it and I knead love into it so when I present it, it's special.
"Of course I was disappointed but you have to just go with it. Somebody has got to have a soggy bottom, so it might as well be me."
And although Paul and Mary were sad to see Val leave the BBC show, they believe they made the right decision.
Paul said: "I loved Val, she is a great baker without a shadow of a doubt. But this just was not her week."
Mary added: "When I chatted to her afterwards, she said, 'I've so enjoyed being here but that's as far as I can go.'"
Meanwhile, Candice Brown was awarded Star Baker during week five, which saw the contestants tackle pastry.
They were tasked with creating breakfast pastries, Bakewell Tarts and 48 filled filo pastry Amuse-Bouches for the Showstopper Challenge.