He stole the nation’s hearts as a lone father competed with his two daughters.

Sadly, fan favorite Mark, 51, was ousted from The Great British Bake Off Tuesday night, after his Candy Week creations missed the mark.

Viewers have been devastated by the exit of the support factor but on a sincere note to the fans, the amateur baker praises the experience as “crazy, intense and awesome”.

Sad Times: Fan favorite Mark, 51, was disqualified from The Great British Bake Off Tuesday night, after missing out on his candy week creations.

Leicester-born Mark decides to step into Bake Off in an effort to show his daughters that even when life throws you down, you can rise to new challenges and cultivate a new passion.

Personal tragedy, including the loss of his leg in a motorcycle accident in 2016, led him to bake bread as a form of treatment, and from there he came to bake cakes and pastries.

Although Mark was sent home on Tuesday, Paul Hollywood admitted he went on the biggest journey of them all, getting “better and better” each week during the competition, and added that it was “a shame to see him go.”

After failing to impress the judges with his quarter-final performances, viewers are left in tears as Mark is filmed walking away wrapped his arms around his two daughters.

Emotionally: an amateur baker born in Leicester stole the hearts of the nation as a single father competed with his daughters

Emotionally: an amateur baker born in Leicester stole the hearts of the nation as a single father competed with his daughters

I love you all! Viewers have been devastated by his exit, but on a sincere note to fans, the amateur baker praised the experience as

I love you all! Viewers have been devastated by his exit, but on a sincere note to fans, the amateur baker praises the experience as “crazy, intense and awesome”

Fans of the show took to Twitter in droves after a father sent home two kids, to express their displeasure and admiration for him.

“I’m heartbroken. Mark was simply amazing! One person tweeted, with another added, “I’m so frustrated about Mark! He was my favorite contestant ever! Start!’

Another wrote, while another tweeted: ‘I watch Mark leave a sentimental – he’s too pure for the cruel mistress who is #GBBO of 2020. He is the cutest man ever and the absolute legend! I thought it was amazing! “

One fan tweeted, while another wrote: “Seeing Mark walking off screen with his daughters … No, you’re crying #GBBO”, while another wrote: “Actually shedding tears when Mark is gone.”

Take out the animal's guts! Viewers took to Twitter in droves after a father sent their two kids home on Tuesday, to express their displeasure

Take out the animal’s guts! Viewers took to Twitter in droves after a father sent their two kids home on Tuesday, to express their displeasure

#GBBO sincerely cried to leave Mark. He really got out of himself every week and got stronger, not just as a baker, but in himself, ” someone else praised.

Mark, who was very generous, wrote a note to his fans, which was shared with the Great British Bake-Off shortly after he left Tuesday.

The note reads: “ It’s just the craziest, most vivid, and great, once in a lifetime experience. And I feel proud to be a part of these wonderful British years Bake Off.

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The bonds and friendships forged this year are so special because we lived, baked, and communicated 24/7.

For me personally, my ability to share this crazy experience with my daughters and dog Hamish has made it one of the most memorable periods of my life.

Thank you so much for the love of the production, the amazing camera and sound crew, the catering team, the contestants and the downroom staff for making us feel so welcome. Love you all – Mark.

Go! During Tuesday's quarter-finals, bakers were initially given two and a half hours to make 12 identical mini-cakes of cheesecake, with baked fillings and a face made from scratch.

Go! During Tuesday’s quarter-finals, bakers were initially given two and a half hours to make 12 identical mini-cakes of cheesecake, with baked fillings and a face made from scratch.

Not impressive: Marc made a vanilla and mascarpone cheesecake the New York style

Not impressive: Marc made a vanilla and mascarpone New York-style cheesecake

During the quarter-finals on Tuesday, bakers were initially given two and a half hours to make 12 identical mini-cakes of cheese, with baked fillings and a face made from scratch.

Peter stopped his hope upon tasting, after Lime & Ginger’s cheese curds were not set as planned, saving him from complete disruption by the rulers.

Laura’s ‘Passion Fruit’ cheesecakes was a disaster after they weren’t laid and were struggling because they were still warm when she tried to decorate them – but Paul and Prue were just so fond of their taste

David’s ‘Celebration of Citrus’ Cheesecake with lemon and orange flavors was incredibly great.

Hermine ‘Passion Fruit’ cheesecakes with a cinnamon biscuit base looked great but Paul and Prue weren’t impressed by its taste or texture.

Marx’s New York style vanilla and mascarpone cheesecake didn’t do well with the judges, on every side.

The technical challenge – to create a Sussex Pond Pudding – saw all five contestants struggle, none of them applauding for their efforts.

For their mannequins, the bakers are tasked with delivering visually stunning creations filled with jelly that must include a baked sponge.

Laura created the “Flower Power” jelly art cake and the judges praised the design and flair.

Paul criticized Dave’s Newquay Beach Scene for being too full and dry for too much gelatin.

The Peter Snow Globe Jelly cake didn’t go down as well as he had hoped, as it had “just been set”.

Mark chose apple jelly with chocolate and strawberry mousse and ended up curdled, while the base was overused “like concrete,” according to Paul.

Hermine’s chocolate-and-raspberry jelly cake was met with awe by the judges and eventually was crowned Starbaker.

Yikes! Mark Jelly picked apples with chocolate and strawberry mousse and ended up curdled, while the base was overrated, `` like concrete, '' according to Paul

Yikes! Mark Jelly picked apples with chocolate and strawberry mousse and ended up curdled, while the base was overrated, “ like concrete, ” according to Paul