Great British Bake Off 2018: Rahul Mandal reveals SECRET finale advice from Paul Hollywood

The 30-year-old research scientist has gone from strength to strength on The Great British Bake Off and has fast become one of the fan-favourites on the Channel 4 baking competition.

The Rotherham contestant then suffered his first setback two weeks ago as he received his first real criticism from celebrity baker Paul, 52, and South African chef and restaurateur Prue.

Luckily, Rahul managed to pull back his talent and skill in the kitchen, and the quarter finals and semi finals saw French contestant Manon Lagreve and Briony Williams depart the tent respectively.

As the competition reaches boiling point in tonight’s instalment, many have wondered if Rahul’s nerves will get the better of him at the last hurdle. But have the judges given him some secret advice to win the entire show?

Speaking to TV Times magazine, the finalist reflected on his time on the series.

“I went into Bake Off to learn and I was not disappointed,” he said. “The advice from Paul and Prue regarding baking is amazing.”

The contestant went on to admit he has really struggled with believing in himself and his abilities on the series.

“The best lesson I should have learnt is ‘to be confident’,” he shared. “Which I am still trying to be.”

In terms of who his biggest fans are, Rahul sweetly praised his parents for their unwavering support during his time in the iconic white tent.

He said: “My biggest supporters are my parents and colleagues. They are my biggest critics, too.

“Their honest criticisms have helped me a lot.”

Rahul also shed light on his plans now the series is coming to a close, and revealed whether he will still be baking up a storm.

“I am willing to accept new challenges,” he continued. “Learn new skills and push my boundaries to explore new baking horizons.”

“Let’s see what happens next!” the star added.

Tonight’s finale will see Kim-Joy, Rahul and Ruby Bhogal battle it out to be crowned the winner of the Channel 4 series.

The contestants form an evenly-matched trio, as all have managed to receive the title of Star Baker twice.

Tonight’s finale includes some unusual challenges, and Ruby, Kim-Joy and Rahul are set to stamp their mark on doughnuts and edible landscapes.

For the first time in the series’ history, the remaining contestants will also create a technical challenge that’s baked outside the tent on open fires.

Last year’s winner Sophie Faldo will finally pass the baton on to one of the three hopefuls tonight, but who will it be?

Great British Bake Off concludes tonight at 8pm on Channel 4.

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