Baker loses cool as dessert binned

Iain Watters has become the latest contestant to exit The Great British Bake Off

Iain Watters has become the latest contestant to exit The Great British Bake Off

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Baker Iain Watters went into meltdown during The Great British Bake Off, losing his cool and hurling his Baked Alaska into the bin after it failed to set.

The 31-year-old stormed out of the show's tent on tonight's episode after the stifling heat in the kitchen got too much for him - and his dessert.

The contestants had to make the pudding's ice cream from scratch, but Watters got hot under the collar as his Baked Alaska dissolved on the work surface in front of him.

And when judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood asked to see his masterpiece he showed it off in the only way he could - by holding the bin up to them.

Watters said: "My worst moment has to be 'bin-cident'. I didn't handle the pressure in the tent as well as everyone else. It was a very hot day with everyone fighting for space in the freezers, and I didn't feel that I coped with the situation very well.

"I am passionate as a personality and a baker, so I do tend to get frustrated when the bakes don't go well, and I will have to learn to deal with that."

Watters is the fourth contestant to go from the BBC One show after Jordan Cox, Claire Goodwin and Enwezor Nzegwu were voted off in previous weeks.

Talking about his experiences in the competition, he said: " I tried to refine my skills to please Paul and Mary with presentation and flavours but I tend not to go down the traditional route, as my style is more rustic and laid back.

"My best moment was the plaited loaf in week three, because everything went so well. I got the timing right and Paul liked the flavour and the bake."

The construction manager revealed that since being on the show he has been recognised in the street - but more for his luxuriant beard than his baking - and has even had a few marriage proposals on Twitter.

For now he is determined to stick with his work in the building industry, despite his workmates pestering him for the odd Victoria sponge or carrot cake, but said he has half an eye on returning to baking in the future.

He said: "I have a friend who starts up restaurants and cafes in London. That could be a possibility for the future but it is still early days."

Watters will appear with Jo Brand on the Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice on Friday at 9pm on BBC Two.

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