LIVERPUDLIAN grandmother Flo has become the third person to leave the Great British Bake Off tent after her pirate’s chest made of bread was not the treasure she hoped for.

The fan favourite, 71, applied for the show after her husband of 48 years, Richard, died of leukaemia.

She embarked on bread week declaring “I’ve been making bread for 40 years” but also revealed she has never timed her bakes and struggled to impress the judges with her offerings.

Her signature teacake bake, with cinnamon orange and mixed fruit with whiskey jam, did not have enough salt or fruit and her oven was set too low, according to judge Paul Hollywood.

She also came near the bottom of the pack during the technical challenge when Hollywood said her cottage loaf needed another 20 minutes in the oven.

For the showstopper challenge of a bread sculpture using natural food colours, she whipped up Davy Jones’ locker, made with with squid ink, paprika and beetroot.

While judge Prue Leith said it was “very ingenious”, she added it was “a little too clumsy to come off perfectly”.

After leaving the tent, she said: “I feel since Bake Off I have blossomed and it has given me the strength to carry on.

“Bake Off has made me a stronger person.

SPANDAU Ballet are looking for a new singer to fill the gap left by former band member Tony Hadley, Martin Kemp has confirmed.

Hadley announced he was quitting the new wave group in July but did not give a reason.

Bassist Kemp said the search has already begun to find someone to fill his shoes.

He said: “I will tell you the truth, we are in rehearsals in a couple of weeks trying out new singers.

“So, we’re moving it on, and it’s moving on pretty fast.

“For me, this is probably the most excited I’ve been about the band for such a long time that we’ve got all of this freedom, we don’t know what’s laying ahead and it’s exciting.”