I was scared for a moment that the makers were going to allow a "Dead Mum" backstory for a contestant, so was relieved when he was eliminated (that sounds terrible, but I don't mean it in a heartless way, just that this show is above sob stories and should remain so!) Case in point - when Ali was messing up his bake and Mary Berry's younger sister (I don't know everyone's names yet) helped him try and rectify it - yes, not everything in life is a steely-eyed competition, you can help other people too! Finally - was Mr. Loudmouth really that loud or was he amped up on the soundtrack? I was finding him a bit annoying as a viewer - if I was in the same room and trying to concentrate on a task? I'd be LIVID!