TEIGNMOUTH school teacher Glenn Cosby is through to the final five of TV's Great British Bake Off after surviving by the skin of his teeth.
The 37-year-old head of sixth form at Teignmouth Community School scraped through the fifth round of the hit BBC2 show which searches for the nation's best amateur baker.
It was a bad week for English teacher Glenn, who 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.
He was earlier 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 too much better in the technical challenge, coming in fifth place.
But in the final round he really started to crumble and his almond and apricot brioche and sticky caramel kanelbullen failed to impress.
Mary told him one did not taste very good and the other looked awful and was too dry.
Convinced he would be the next contestant sent home, Glenn said he felt like an 'absolute idiot' as the buns were 'shocking'.
Fighting back the tears he said it was probably inevitable that he would be booted off.
And he was left shocked when fellow contestant Howard was chosen by Paul and Mary as the one to leave.
Glenn was seen hugging his friend and saying: "I am so sorry, it should have been me."
Speaking afterwards, he said he felt terrible for Howard but now he was determined to do better in future weeks.
"I have to do it now," he said. "I have got to carry on. Howard worked so hard and did so well but he has gone home.
"I have got to get my act together."
Glenn will next week compete with the others for a place in the quarter final.