Caveat: North American TV has only aired the seasons in which Mary judged, and not all of those…I think we haven’t seen seasons 1 and 2, and PBS renumbered the what was 5 in the UK as 1 here. Most of the contestants were lovely, gracious people whom we cheerfully supported. But there were a few whose elimination was a Schadenfreude banquet.
Foremost, 1) Brendan: Throughout, he clearly believed he deserved to win and didn’t seem to take the judges’ critiques seriously. 2) Candice: She wasn’t overtly overconfident, but the Betty Boop puckered mouth seemed arrogant to me. I thought the two other finalists were at least as talented, and hate that she won her season. 3) Ruby: Munchhausen’s Syndrome by Pastry. Consistently angling for reassurance and sympathy by apologizing for her creations in advance, then looking shocked that Paul and Mary liked them. Either she was deliberately conniving, or in need of a therapist.
Who have I missed?