SOMERSET’S favourite baking vet was at risk of being kicked off the Great British Bake Off, but survived the chop once more.

Rosie returned to the Bake Off tent after surviving a catastrophe in the previous episode when she dropped a custard pie.

She admitted early on in the latest episode of the Channel 4 show that she had suffered a confidence hit.

Rosie added: “I was absolutely certain I was going. I want to prove that I have earned my place here.”

The first challenge in dessert week was create a layered meringue cake, with Rosie creating a salted caramel French meringue, topped with raspberry and lime curd and a chocolate ganache.

Judge Prue Leith said it was ‘wonky’, but tasted ‘absolutely delicious’.

However, true to character, Paul Hollywood was more harsh in his feedback.

He said: “I would have liked to have seen some more elaborate piping on the outside.

“I think the layers are fantastic and the sharpness from the raspberries and curd is nice.

“However, the chocolate doesn’t go with it, it is too thick.”

Elsewhere, Priya, who has also struggled over the past few week, was criticised for her unappealing mauve icing.

The technical challenge was creating verrines, which was billed as “one of the most complex technical challenges that the Bake Off has ever seen”.

Priya came last in the technical, with Michael also at risk going to the showstopper, while Alice finished on top.

The final challenge was a celebratory bombe cake, with bakers making layers with sponge, ice cream, and mousse.

Rosie’s showstopper - a honey cake with mango bavarois and lemon and hibiscus mousse - was a tribute to her parents.

They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary last month, with Rosie opting for a ruby exterior and sunset colours running throughout.

However, her vibrant bombe did not impress.

Prue said: "There are very interesting flavours, but the mango doesn't go with the others."

Meanwhile, Paul joked that the colours reminded him of presenter Noel Fielding, a comedian who has become well known for his outrageous and flamboyant outfits.

Elsewhere, Henry's apple cake was dubbed 'bland', leaving him in the bottom four with Rosie, Priya and Michael.

Ultimately, after several weeks of close survivals, it was Priya's time to go.

She said after the show: “It’s felt like such a privilege to be in the tent. Just a year ago I was kind of a bit stuck, and I thought I am just going to do the things I enjoy.”

“I hope my experience inspires other people to pursue their passions."

For the third week on the bounce, Steph picked up star baker, edging out Alice.

Great British Bake Off returns at 8pm on Tuesday on Channel 4.