DUDLEY'S Terry triumphed during bread week on The Great British Bake Off.

The retired air steward had a shaky start to the series - narrowly avoiding an early exit after a few baking mishaps - but he pulled it back in last night's episode and was even crowned the winner of the technical challenge.

Judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood kicked off the show by asking contestants to make 12 Chelsea buns.

Although Terry said the classic was "one of his favourites", he forgot to add one of the key ingredients required for the fruity teatime treat - sugar.

But the lack of sugar didn't bother master baker Paul, who said: "It tastes great. The dough is beautifully soft and the sweetness is just right too."

For the technical challenge, Paul and Prue were looking for eight identical non-yeast naan breads, brushed with garlic ghee and topped with coriander.

After tasting Terry's offerings, Prue said: "That is very light. It hasn't been under the grill long and yet has been so hot that you've got a good colour."

Paul added: "Good shape, good consistency, good flavour, they're pretty good."

Terry proved to be a rising star as he was crowned the winner of the challenge.

He said: "I'm actually quite ecstatic. I do like bread and now I'm getting to like it more!"

The 56-year-old's showstopper was a korovai inspired by his passion for gardening but he had another kitchen calamity as his bread stuck to the tin and failed to impress the judges.

"The whole thing is not baked, it's massively under prooved," said Paul, while Prue added: "My goodness the flavour is lovely. It's very citrousy and sweet - delicious."

After his best week to date, Terry avoided the chop as Anthony left the famous tent but how will he fare during dessert week?

Tune into Channel 4 at 8pm next Tuesday to find out.