It’s over half way now and the remaining seven bakers are looking confident. Gone are the rabbits in the headlights who froze as soon as picky Paul came close, which is good because it’s something new this week – botanicals.

So that’s three challenges containing anything that grows, and that means fabulous flavour combinations with everything from citrus to herb to floral.

The showstoppers are especially fabulous this week – well, most of them look stunning – but Paul and Mary expect blossoming perfection in taste as well as looks, so woe betide anyone with a botanical botch-up.