Great British Bake Off (GBBO) returned for the sixth episode of the 2021 series this week with one more baker leaving the show.

Each week amateur bakers take part in baking challenges where they attempt to pull off signature, technical and showstopper bakes.

Every episode is a combination of a baking week and this week’s episode showed the bakers taking on pastry week.

Who won star baker for pastry week?

At the end of the episode we saw Crystelle, a 26-year-old client relationship manager from London, crowned star baker as she wowed the judges with her efforts.

Who left Great British Bake Off this week?

Unfortunately, another episode of GBBO meant another contestant had to leave.

This time it was Amanda’s turn to say goodbye to the Bake Off tent.

The 56-year-old Met Police detective who lives in London will not take part in any further challenges.

The programme’s Twitter account posted a message as the news broke that Amanda would be leaving, writing: “'It is an emotional rollercoaster but certainly one that I would recommend to any keen baker' Here’s Amanda’s lovely letter to all you Bake Off fans. #GBBO”

What is next week’s theme on Great British Bake Off?

Next week the amateur bakers will take on difficult baking challenges for the signature and technical bakes followed by an impressive sugar showstopper.

These bakes will feature on next week’s episode for Caramel week. 

Great British Bake Off will continue to air on Channel 4 on Tuesdays at 8pm.