The Great Christmas Bake Off: Sir Tony Robinson almost DROPED his topper cakes

The Great Christmas Baking: Sir Tony Robinson almost DROPS his bauble pies in a clumsy mistake, before breaking down in tears when he receives a coveted handshake from Paul Hollywood.

Sir Tony Robinson stole the show when he appeared at Great Christmas Bake Off 2022 on Saturday night to celebrate 40 years of Channel 4.

The 76-year-old Time Team star wowed viewers with her chaotic appearance when she nearly sent an entire tin of pies flying to the floor in a clumsy mistake.

She then broke down in tears when she received a coveted handshake from Paul Hollywood after impressing the hard-to-please judge with her Signature Bake.

OMG Sir Tony Robinson stole the show when he appeared on Great Christmas Bake Off 2022 when he almost dropped his cakes on the floor

OMG Sir Tony Robinson stole the show when he appeared on Great Christmas Bake Off 2022 when he almost dropped his cakes on the floor

Joining Tony in the tent were The Big Breakfast star Gaby Roslin, TV star Miquita Oliver, who won Star Baker, author Terry Christian and actress Claire Sweeney.

The show’s two hosts, Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding, returned, while judges Paul and Prue Leith were on hand to deliver their verdicts.

The bakers are first tasked with making eight mini topper cakes for the signature bake, but when Tony takes his turnip-themed cakes out of the oven, he almost drops them on the floor.

Emotional: He then broke down in tears when he received a coveted handshake from Paul Hollywood after impressing the hard-to-please judge with his Signature Bake

Emotional: He then broke down in tears when he received a coveted handshake from Paul Hollywood after impressing the hard-to-please judge with his Signature Bake

Tony was describing how he had taken them out of the oven when he nearly tipped them over before screaming in horror and quickly regaining his balance on the tray.

A few minutes later, during their chat about his pies, he was visibly moved when Paul gave him enthusiastic feedback and a handshake about his turnip pies that he had placed in edible soil to look like a vegetable garden.

He said afterwards: “I was so excited that I didn’t expect that.”

Clumsy: The bakers were first tasked with making eight mini topper cakes for the signature bake, but when Tony took his turnip-themed cakes out of the oven, he nearly dropped them on the floor.

Happy: A few minutes later, during the chat about his pies, he was visibly moved when Paul gave him an enthusiastic response, shaking hands with his turnip pies that he had placed in edible soil to look like a vegetable garden.

Happy: A few minutes later, during the chat about his pies, he was visibly moved when Paul gave him an enthusiastic response, shaking hands with his turnip pies that he had placed in edible soil to look like a vegetable garden.

Next in the technical challenge they had to tear up and share the Christmas tree with baked camembert and cranberry sauce. Gaby emerged victorious with an excellent effort.

The show was to celebrate Channel 4’s 40th anniversary and therefore featured stars who had been on shows on the channel.

The next step was Showstopper, where celebrities had to make a sweet festive wreath made of meringue or choux pastry.

Weird! Tony was describing how he’d taken them out of the oven when he nearly tipped them over before screaming in horror and hastily regaining his balance on the tray.

Hint: Tony was using a lot of alcohol in his cupcake recipe when he got into the holiday spirit and looked in a good mood.

Hint: Tony was using a lot of alcohol in his cupcake recipe when he got into the holiday spirit and looked in a good mood.

Surprising: Tony wowed the judges with his cakes that he made to resemble turnips in a vegetable garden

Surprising: Tony wowed the judges with his cakes that he made to resemble turnips in a vegetable garden

After much deliberation, Miquita was chosen as the winner and Star Baker and was awarded a cake stand.

She said after her win: ‘I won! I win! I actually just won! I think this is the number one Christmas gift I’ve ever received so I’m going to put it on the wall in my new house!’

She added: ‘I’m so proud, I can’t believe it!’

Oh no!  Noel, next to him, was devastated as he nearly dropped the cakes all over the shop floor.

Oh no! Noel, next to him, was devastated as he nearly dropped the cakes all over the shop floor.

Competition: Joining Tony in the tent were The Big Breakfast star Gaby Roslin, TV star Miquita Oliver, who won Star Baker, author Terry Christian and actress Claire Sweeney.

Competition: Joining Tony in the tent were The Big Breakfast star Gaby Roslin, TV star Miquita Oliver, who won Star Baker, author Terry Christian and actress Claire Sweeney.

Happy: After much deliberation, Miquita was chosen as the winner and Star Baker and received a cake stand as a prize.

Happy: After much deliberation, Miquita was chosen as the winner and Star Baker and received a cake stand as a prize.

Paul commented at the end, “She went the extra mile and did better than Gabby with that meringue!”

Fellow judge Prue added: “His sensational success ripped him apart and I’ll even do it for Christmas this year I think!”

At the end of the episode, viewers were treated to a special performance by the English National Ballet.

Proud: She said after her win: 'I won!  I win!  I actually just won!  I think this is the number one Christmas gift I've ever received so I'm going to put it on the wall in my new house!'

Proud: She said after her win: ‘I won! I win! I actually just won! I think this is the number one Christmas gift I’ve ever received so I’m going to put it on the wall in my new house!’

Prue said of her win: 'His sensational success ripped him apart and I'll even do it for Christmas this year I think!'

Prue said of her win: ‘His sensational success ripped him apart and I’ll even do it for Christmas this year I think!’

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