It's been a stressful week for the Scottish chefs, with so much technical preparation and innovative presentation to be getting on with that Jak, Jimmy and Graham have barely had the chance to ask each other if they're worried more than ten or eleven times per episode.
It's fair to say that by Thursday two chefs in particular were very worried indeed, with Jimmy and Graham on equal points ahead of the final dessert course. Jimmy's bamboo basket of flowers and prettily presented pudding pots (this stuff writes itself!) looked fantastic, but unfortunately for the self-taught chef it just wasn't enough to see him through. Graham's All About the Beesness, a nod to the WI's active interest in the plight of British bees, was deemed more impressive, with the dish demonstrating several technical elements - particularly his beetroot honeycomb, which at one point threatened to do a Vesuvius on the GBM studios.
With Jimmy out it left Jak and Graham in the final, each hoping to impress the judging panel. This year series stalwarts Prue Leith, Matthew Fort and Oliver Peyton were joined by guest judge Angela Baker, a refreshingly optimistic woman who was not afraid to admit to liking something, even when the others didn't.