'Great British Baking Show' Fans Are Super "Bummed" Over Marc's Emotional Letter

Kayla Keegan
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Photo credit: Instagram/Twitter
Photo credit: Instagram/Twitter

From Good Housekeeping

  • The latest episode of The Great British Baking Show season 11 comes to Netflix on Friday, November 13.

  • During Dessert Week, Marc Elliott was eliminated by judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood.

  • Before leaving the competition for good, Marc penned a heartfelt letter to fans of the show.

  • The remaining season 11 contestants will compete in the semifinal Pâtisserie Week showdown.

Marc Elliott may just be the sweetest Great British Baking Show/Great British Bake Off contestant of all time.

Despite the gifted baker narrowly missing the semifinals of season 11, Marc took the time to pen a letter to fans of the beloved Channel 4 show. In it, Marc — who hails from Cornwall, England — thanked everyone involved with the show and reflected on what he considers "the most crazy, intense, wonderful, once in a lifetime experience."

"I feel honoured to be part of this year's Great British Bake Off," Marc wrote. "The bond and friendships made this year are extra special as we were living, baking, and socializing 24/7. For me personally being able to share this bonkers experience with my daughters and dog, Hamish, just made it one of the most memorable periods of my life."

The thoughtful letter instantly made fans of the show emotional. "I’m so so so sad not to see your smiley face each week and your amazing bakes! I hope that you and your girls and Hamish are having a wonderful celebration of this achievement!!!!" one fan tweeted. "Marc, you are a brilliant baker and such a lovely person. You remind me of a lovely cuddly bear. Sad to see you go!" another said. " I’m bummed, great baker, great dad, great guy," a different fan declared.

Marc's elimination this week on The Great British Baking Show came as a shock to some viewers who were sure he'd make it to the finale. In the end though, judge Paul Hollywood really didn't like his showstopper jelly art design cake, which he likened to "concrete."

Regardless, Marc seems to be handling his Dessert Week exit well. On the show, the baker said he was feeling "surprisingly okay."

"I came to Bake Off to face my anxiety, to face failure, to face all those things that people are quite uncomfortable about dealing with," he concluded. "I've definitely learnt a bit more about myself."

Now, only Hermine, Peter, Dave, and Laura remain in the competition and face a tough Pâtisserie Week semifinal in the days ahead.

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