Co Kildare man James Gavin was sent packing in last night's semi-final of The Great Irish Bake Off. Student James from Kildare town (pictured second from right) was delighted to have made it to the semi-final but with so much at stake his nerves got the better of him and his ‘Strawberry and Dark Chocolate Soufflés’ lacked flavour and definition. Monaghan woman Fionnadh McGonigle also said goodbye as she panicked during the Signature Challenge and messed up the mixture of her soufflés. Judges Paul Kelly and Lilly Higgins felt James and Fionnady had reached the end of their Bake Off journey as they looked backed through every single bake from the series so far, before deciding who was going through to next week’s grand finale. Speaking afterwards, James said: ‘‘I’m actually really proud of myself for getting this far and as well for the fact the three remaining girls are absolutely brilliant”. Next week is the GRAND FINALE on The Great Irish Bake Off and after seven weeks of baking their hearts out, Bake Off finalists, Cathy McKenna, Clare Ryan and Emer Hough will enter The Great Irish Bake Off tent for the final time, knowing that one of them will win the title of Ireland's Best Amateur Baker 2015. The Great Irish Bake Off’ Final airs Sunday December 13th at the later time of 10pm on TV3.
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