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Val from Bake Off's Best Quotes

Val Stones entered the Great British Bake Off tent as a retired primary school headteacher and a keen Instagramer.

She'll leave with a very special place in our hearts.

Val lives in Yeovil with her husband Peter, who must have the daily joy of experiencing what we're terming, her Val-isms.

She's the icing on the cake, the cherry on the top of what has already been a great series.

And with that we pay tribute with a rundown of our favourite Val-isms so far this series. If you have any more, add them in the comments below.


'SOS I can't get me lid off! Oh it's off.'

Picture credit: BBC / Love Productions / Via bbc.co.uk

'I listen to my cakes and they're not ready. They sing! And they say "Not ready! Not ready!"

Picture credit: BBC / Love Productions / Via bbc.co.uk

From Holland to New York via Yorkshire

Picture credit: BBC / Love Productions / Via bbc.co.uk

For her ginger bread Showstopper, Val recreated her favourite holidays in a wonderful scene with iconic landmarks such as New York's Empire State Building and a Dutch windmill, oh and...


Noah's Ark

On baking a Noah's Ark for her Showstopper in Bread Week and only including one of each animal:

Val: There'll be an elephant.

Mel: One elephant or two? 

Val: They've argued.

Val also only baked one dove...

Mel: Two, Don't they need two?

Val: Well, one has flown away.

When Val presented her Showstopper:

Paul: Is that a chicken?

Mel: It's a giraffe, Paul.

Paul continued to criticise her baking for quite some time. Then Mary came out with this immortal line:

And when Paul dared to tell her it was salty...

Picture credit: BBC / Love Productions / Via bbc.co.uk

On her Yorkshire Puddings

Yorkshire-bred (or should that be 'bread'?) Val was so nervous with creating her puds she was worried:

"They're not going to allow me back into Yorkshire ever again"

Val, we hope you continue your rise and even though you didn't take the GBBO crown, you've already won our hearts.

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