My cake was pas­tor joke, says Rev Lee

Daily Mirror - - SQUARE EYES - BY MARK JEF­FERIES Show­biz Edi­tor

PAS­TOR Lee Ban­field had no com­plaints about be­ing booted off the Great Bri­tish Bake Off first, ad­mit­ting one of his cakes was laugh­able.

Lee, 67, said he strug­gled to keep a straight face as Paul Hol­ly­wood laid into his at­tempt at a Jaffa cake in last night’s se­ries opener.

He said: “I won’t show the con­gre­ga­tion at church how to make a Jaffa cake – I’ll buy them a pack in­stead.”

He added: “My worst mo­ment was when Paul held up my cake and said, ‘That isn’t a Jaffa cake.’”

At the end of last night’s show, judge Paul said: “I’ve just been say­ing to Lee, ‘You are one of the 12 best am­a­teur bak­ers in the coun­try. You should be very proud of your­self.’”

Lee, from Bolton, Lancs, be­gan bak­ing in his 30s and now gives demon­stra­tions reg­u­larly at his church.

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