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Bake Off’s Noel Fielding sparks concern as he suddenly disappears mid-show with mystery illness

On Tuesday evening, Noel Fielding suddenly disappeared part-way through the Great British Bake Off. 

The comedian, 48, sparked concern amongst viewers when he was unexpectedly absent mid-show with a mystery illness, leaving Matt Lucas, 47, to host solo for the last 10 minutes, just before the amateur bakers presented their showstoppers.

Fans of the BBC baking competition also noted, with worry, that Noel was missing from the trailer clip for next week’s episode.

Where’s he gone? On Tuesday evening, Noel Fielding, 48, suddenly disappeared part-way through the Great British Bake Off

Co-host Matt Lucas told viewers: ‘Okay Bakers, Noel is feeling a little under the weather, but we’re going to carry on…’ as he took on the duties solo. 

Viewers quickly took to Twitter to voice their concern over Noel’s wellbeing, with one person writing: ‘Now I can’t focus on the showstoppers??!! WHERE’S NOEL, is he okay??!! #GBBO.’   

‘Oh Noel on #GBBO looked extra pale & now they’ve said he’s not well. Hope #NoelFielding is okay?’ tweeted another.

‘Is noel okay? why wasnt he on bakeoff at the end of this weeks ep?’ asked one viewer with another asking: ‘Is Noel okay though #GBBO.’

Co-hosts: The comedian sparked concern amongst viewers when he was unexpectedly absent mid-show with a mystery illness, leaving Matt Lucas, 47, to host solo

Co-hosts: The comedian sparked concern amongst viewers when he was unexpectedly absent mid-show with a mystery illness, leaving Matt Lucas, 47, to host solo

The show must go on: Co-host Matt Lucas told viewers: 'Okay Bakers, Noel is feeling a little under the weather, but we're going to carry on...' as he took on the duties solo

The show must go on: Co-host Matt Lucas told viewers: ‘Okay Bakers, Noel is feeling a little under the weather, but we’re going to carry on…’ as he took on the duties solo

Someone else joked: ‘Noel’s throwing his guts up outside the tent after some dodgy cake but we’re going to carry on… #gbbo.’    

‘Noel has gone for a lie down in the crypt below the bake off tent. #gbbo,’ joked another fan of the show.

One viewer tweeted: ‘I didn’t see #noel in the clip for next week? #GBBO sooooooo is he ok?’ with someone else adding: ‘Wait is noel gonna be on next week’s ep of bake off bc he wasn’t in the promo at all?’ 

MailOnline has contacted Channel 4 for comment. 

Worry: Viewers quickly took to Twitter to voice their concern over Noel's wellbeing

Worry: Viewers quickly took to Twitter to voice their concern over Noel’s wellbeing

The German Week episode proved to be a disaster for Freya as she became the latest person to be eliminated from the tent on Tuesday.

In a shock for viewers and contestants, Italian baker Giuseppe was crowned star baker, beating off stiff competition from Jürgen – who was heavily tipped to come out on top. 

After Matt announced Freya’s fate, the 19-year-old, who is the show’s first ever vegan baker, burst into tears and was comforted by her fellow contestants.

This week, the remaining bakers were tasked with impressing the judges with their tasty German bakes, with the first round signature challenge seeing them asked to make 24 German biscuits. 

Oh no! Fans of the BBC baking competition also noted, with worry, that Noel was missing from the trailer clip for next week's episode

Oh no! Fans of the BBC baking competition also noted, with worry, that Noel was missing from the trailer clip for next week’s episode

While the technical challenge proved a difficult one for all as they had to whip up an eight-layered Prince Regent chocolate cake (prinzregententorte).

But it was the final showstopper challenge in which they had to make yeast leavened cake that saw Freya come unstuck with Paul and Prue calling her wine-soaked fruity cake ‘doughy’ and ‘under-baked’, with too much dough compared to topping. 

Following her exit, Yorkshire native Freya said that taking part was the ‘best experience of my life’, before saying how proud she was of her achievements due to her ‘lack of experience’ with baking.

While Paul also remarked that as someone so young and with the extra difficult task of producing vegan bakes, she should be proud to have made it to week five, noting that she did an amazing job.

Farewell: Great British Bake Off's first ever German week proved to be a disaster for Freya as she became the latest person to be eliminated from the tent

Farewell: Great British Bake Off’s first ever German week proved to be a disaster for Freya as she became the latest person to be eliminated from the tent

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