Liam Charles and Tom Allen host the toughest Bake Off on TV, as teams from top hotels, restaurants and small businesses compete to be crowned best patisserie team in Britain. The teams face testing challenges judged by world-class patisserie experts Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden. In this episode, the competition hots up as the three best teams from each set of heats join forces to face new rivals and increasingly difficult challenges. For their first challenge, the teams are set the task of creating 24 perfectly identical classic kouign-amann and soaked babas in just four hours. For their second challenge, the teams have five hours to produce a skin-crawling, The Secret World of Bugs-inspired sugar showpiece, complete with two types of delicious confectionery – 30 lollipops and 30 jelly sweets. With devastating and jaw-dropping moments, which five teams will earn themselves a place in the quarter-final, and who will be going home?
Bake Off – The Professionals: Tuesday 9pm Ch4