GBBO contestant Rowan recalls 'wonderful time' in famous tent

November 09 2020
GBBO contestant Rowan recalls 'wonderful time' in famous tent

A Worcester Sixth Form music teacher said he had had “a wonderful time” taking part in The Great British Bake Off after becoming the third contestant to leave the show.

He departed during Bread Week but not before his Showstopper showcased Worcestershire with its intricate design.

Mr Williams said: “I feel very content, I have had a wonderful time. It’s been exhausting but very rewarding.

“I enjoyed every moment of my experience, I felt like I went out on a high in a way because I had really tried my best with the Showstopper but of course you are judged overall on all three challenges.

“I tried to keep my timings down as that was one area I kept failing at and in doing that I rushed the proving and that really didn’t help.

“But I was pleased that my Showstopper did actually look quite good. They asked for spectacular so that is what I gave them – it’s a shame they didn’t like the taste so much.”

He added: “I loved my time on the show and I just went in being myself. It’s hard to avoid being myself.

“I wasn’t nervous and very quickly I decided that I just wanted to enjoy it and bake and have fun. That’s my route in life – just go for it. I am not reckless but I am certainly not over cautious as a personality. I just want to enjoy life.”

He went on: “Having a bit of banter with Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas really releases the tension, a bit of a comedy moment in the day breaks it up. They were a lot of fun and really great. And endless cups of tea of course

“Prue and Paul were both very, very kind and really supportive and it’s true that you really want to impress them. They gave really very useful comments and you learn from them.

“I would do it all over again, but having quite long naps in between, and probably wear a watch the next time - that could help.”

Prue Leith, one of the programme’s judges, said: “‘Rowan has been such a character and I am sorry to see him go because he is so ambitious and so imaginative.”