IT was a close call this week for an Exeter teacher who has swapped the classroom for the kitchen as a contestant on the latest series of the Great British Bake-Off.
Glenn Cosby, 37, Teignmouth Community School's head of sixth form, scraped through the fifth round of the popular BBC2 show, which tests every aspect of a contestant's baking skills as they compete to be crowned the Best Amateur Baker.
Glenn, who lives in St Thomas, had a bad week and was convinced he would be sent home. He was seen in tears and unable to speak when his final 'show-stopping bake' came out of the oven a complete disaster.
The contestants had been given the challenge of baking two different lots of buns in the episode which was based on sweet dough.
It was crucial he got his final bake right as he had earlier been told off by judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry for calling his Devonshire tea loaf a 'Panettone' – and then he presented it under-cooked.
He did not do much better in the technical challenge, coming in fifth place.
But it was in the final round where he really crumbled.
Speaking after his narrow escape, Glenn said he was determined to do better in future weeks.
"I have to do it now," he said. "I have got to carry on. I have got to get my act together."
Glenn is now among the final five contestants and in next week's episode he will compete for a place in the quarter final.
Find out what it's really like in the Bake-Off kitchen in our full interview with Glenn in Echo2 inside.