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James is still 'haunted' by Great British Bake Off gaffe

By Francesca Gosling

The Great British Bake Off's dashed hopeful James said he was still "haunted" by his disastrous millionaire's shortbread as his time on the show came to an end.

The 46-year-old father-of-two became the fifth baker to be booted from the Channel 4 contest on last night's pudding special - but it was last week's caramel horror that will stick with him.

Speaking after his exit from the show, which saw him fail to impress on all three challenges, he said: "I knew what I was doing was wrong but I carried on.

"I poured the hot caramel onto the hot biscuit bake and, of course, it went soggy. That will always haunt me."

Judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood deemed his pudding performance equally unfortunate, labelling his sunken orange and ginger steamed pudding as "dense" and his uneven attempt at six peanut butter and chocolate puddings as "raw" and, ultimately, "a failure".

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