So far, the current season of The Great British Bake Off has been relatively free from drama. Until now!
The most recent episode of the baking competition show saw the quarter-finalists cook eight spring rolls for judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood in the technical challenge.
However, Paul pointed out that Janusz Domagala only presented seven…
While Janusz insists he made eight he went on to Instagram on Wednesday (2 November) to post a statement (or “bake-ment”) parodying recent government turbulence.
Addressed, “To the British Public,” it reads,
“I understand the amount of unrest and undue stress my missing spring roll has caused the country and wider nations. I have been inundated with messages calling for investigation and I assure you, I have taken this to heart and done some reflective thinking.”
Janusz then directs followers to his TikTok promising “to explain myself and the missing spring roll” later.
He signs the bake-ment off, “Your Star Caker in the Bake week,” with “Prime Minister” scratched out.
In the TikTok, Janusz appears against a backdrop of Number 10 Downing Street and jokes, “I stand before you as a mostly honest man to discuss the missing spring roll”.
He adds, “I think, I definitely made eight spring rolls but clearly, only seven were fried,” and that “sources say Prue thought they looked so good she may have eaten one raw. Who knows?”
He then says he hopes people can sleep soundly after his clarification.
@januszbakes A PUBLIC BAKE-MENT 🇬🇧 #gbbo #bakeoff #janusz #starcaker #springroll ♬ original sound – Janusz Domagala
Ultimately it was Maxy Maligisa who was eliminated in the quarter-final, meaning Janusz goes on to the semi-finals next week.
The Great British Bake Off is available on Channel 4 and All4.