Great British Bake Off viewers go wild as Paul Hollywood gives out his first HANDSHAKE of the series

Great British Bake Off viewers were overjoyed tonight as Paul Hollywood offered his first renowned handshake of the series.

Michael Chakraverty, 26, from Scotland, was given the most coveted treat in the Bake Off tent after impressing the notoriously tough to please judge with his Kerelan star tear and share bread. 

And the audience at home went wild for the moment, with many tweeting that they audibly gasped when the Liverpudlian celebrity chef extended his hand to the beaming contestant.

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Great British Bake Off viewers were overjoyed tonight as Paul Hollywood offered his first renowned handshake of the series

Great British Bake Off viewers were overjoyed tonight as Paul Hollywood offered his first renowned handshake of the series

Great British Bake Off viewers were overjoyed tonight as Paul Hollywood offered his first renowned handshake of the series

Michael Chakraverty, 26, from Scotland, was given the most coveted treat in the Bake Off tent

Michael Chakraverty, 26, from Scotland, was given the most coveted treat in the Bake Off tent

Michael Chakraverty, 26, from Scotland, was given the most coveted treat in the Bake Off tent

One excited view wrote: ‘A Hollywood handshake. Finally!’ as another said: ‘It’s happened. We have a Hollywood handshake.’

‘You know it’s a big deal when Paul brings out the handshake episode three’ a third enthusiastic Twitter user added.  

Viewers were also keen to express their happiness over the first handshake going to star baker Michael.

‘Full on gasped when Michael got the first Hollywood handshake! So happy for him. Very well deserved,’ one wrote.  

Viewers went wild for the moment, with many tweeting that they audibly gasped when the Liverpudlian celebrity chef extended his hand to the beaming contestant

Viewers went wild for the moment, with many tweeting that they audibly gasped when the Liverpudlian celebrity chef extended his hand to the beaming contestant

Viewers went wild for the moment, with many tweeting that they audibly gasped when the Liverpudlian celebrity chef extended his hand to the beaming contestant

While another said: ‘Hollywood handshake AND star baker – I’m so proud of Michael.’ 

‘Omg Michael’s reaction to getting a handshake was too pure we must protect our bread week king,’ one viewer insisted. 

Cooking a chilli and coconut infused tear-and-share loaf, Michael is the first contestant of the tenth Channel 4 series to be honoured with one of Paul’s handshakes.

Speaking about Michael’s signature bake in the first round of the show, Paul said: ‘I love the affect.. I think it’s very clever. 

Speaking about Michael's signature bake in the first round of the show, Paul said: 'I love the affect.. I think it's very clever'

Speaking about Michael's signature bake in the first round of the show, Paul said: 'I love the affect.. I think it's very clever'

Speaking about Michael’s signature bake in the first round of the show, Paul said: ‘I love the affect.. I think it’s very clever’

Viewers were also keen to express their happiness over the first handshake going to star baker Michael

Viewers were also keen to express their happiness over the first handshake going to star baker Michael

Viewers were also keen to express their happiness over the first handshake going to star baker Michael

‘I like the coconut. I think it works really well and the kick of chilli is just enough. I just love the red round there. Nice texture on the other side.

‘I really like that and I tell you why I like it, it’s because I’ve never had anything like that before.’  

Fellow judge Prue Leith added that the star design was ‘very pretty’, with the overall loaf getting an enthusiastic ‘brilliant’ from the restaurateur and chef.

A shocked Michael said he couldn’t wait to tell his friends and mother about the handshake from Paul.

Cooking a chilli and coconut infused tear-and-share loaf, Michael is the first contestant of the tenth Channel 4 series to be honoured with one of Paul's handshakes

Cooking a chilli and coconut infused tear-and-share loaf, Michael is the first contestant of the tenth Channel 4 series to be honoured with one of Paul's handshakes

Cooking a chilli and coconut infused tear-and-share loaf, Michael is the first contestant of the tenth Channel 4 series to be honoured with one of Paul’s handshakes

He impressed the celebrity chef with his Kerelan star tear and share bread (pictured)

He impressed the celebrity chef with his Kerelan star tear and share bread (pictured)

He impressed the celebrity chef with his Kerelan star tear and share bread (pictured)

Not only did the Scottish baker receive the first handshake of the series (pictured), but he was also crowned star baker by the judges for his tasty showstopper

Not only did the Scottish baker receive the first handshake of the series (pictured), but he was also crowned star baker by the judges for his tasty showstopper

Not only did the Scottish baker receive the first handshake of the series (pictured), but he was also crowned star baker by the judges for his tasty showstopper

He added: ‘I got the first handshake my mum is gong to cry. She’s going to be really excited.’ 

Not only did the Scottish baker receive the first handshake of the series, but he was also crowned star baker by the judges for his tasty showstopper.

With both his signature bread and showstopper being praised, viewers were not surprised that Michael was given the title for this week. 

But sadly it was Amelia Le Bruin’s turn to leave tonight, with the sportswear designer, from London, being given the boot after her bread failed to rise to the challenge.

Becoming emotional at the end of the show, Amelia said: ‘It’s no surprise to me that I left on Bread Week, it’s never been my strength.

‘I didn’t rise to the challenge of bread week exactly, but I literally had so much fun. I tried my best and I would like to think that I’ve proved I’m a good baker.’

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