Great British Bake Off: Lizzie pokes fun at Paul Hollywood with cheeky purple bin joke

Liverpool’s Lizzie Acker turned the Scouse dial all the way up to 11 on this week’s instalment of Great British Bake Off.

Lizzie Acker featured the Liverpool skyline and a purple bin on week four of GBBO. Image: @BritishBakeOff/twitter

The 28-year-old baker featured the city’s famous skyline on her ‘Show Stopper’ cake and took a cheeky pop at Paul Hollywood using one of Liverpool’s iconic purple bins.

Lizzie is one of eight remaining contestants on Channel 4’s hit show and enjoyed arguably her best performance of the series in week four.

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The Liverpudlian scored highly with her ‘Easter Pavolva’ in the opening round and then finished second in the technical challenge with her sticky toffee pudding.

In the third and final round the bakers had to produce a show-stopping Jaconde - a delicate dessert wrapped in sponge.

Car production operative Lizzie featured Liverpool’s skyline on her design - in red and blue “to represent both football clubs in the city”.

She received good marks for taste, but judge Paul Hollywood said the design was a bit “rudimentary”.

However, it was Lizzie who had the last laugh when she presented the Birkenhead-born critic with a miniature purple bin emblazoned with the slogan "I’m wheelie born in Liverpool."

The purple bins are only issued to residents living within in Liverpool city council boundaries and if you have one, you’re deemed a ‘real Scouser’.

Other areas such as Sefton, Knowsley and Wirral - where Hollywood is from - do not have them.

Lizzie’s funniest and most memorable moments so far

The Liverpudlian has left the GBBO presenters and audience in stitches since day one of the show with her stories and quick wit.

Lizzie, who lives with her partner and their dog, Prudence, in an annex in her parents’ garden, started the series with a surreal story relayed to presenter Noel Fielding about an ‘unhinged’ ostrich riding off with her as a child.

The tale seemed so incredible, she later took to social media to post photographic evidence of the ostrich fiasco.

Lizzie also admitted to the other GBBO presenter Matt Lucas that she was watching Harry Potter instead of practising baking.

Other gems from Lizzie include: “Stick to what you know when you don’t know nothing.”

And sharing that her “deceased pet pig Susie” was the inspiration behind her Pig Banquet Milk Bread Display showstopper.

Dyslexia and ADHD

She also revealed on social media this month that she is severely dyslexic and on the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) spectrum.

Lizzie is pictured on her Instagram page with the latest GBBO cookbook The Great British Bake Off: A Bake for all Seasons featuring judges recipes and favourites from the 2021 bakers.

She said: “For anyone to see themselves in a book is surreal, but for me it feels super odd. I am severely dyslexic and on the ADHD spectrum. I don’t read books, so having recipes I came up with in a book is mind blowing.”