Even fellow contestant and comedian Jon Richardson was not immune to his charms, spending the competition trying his hardest to catch Lithgow's attention, help him out in any way he could, and bag a role in a film with him.
Russell Brand was named the Star Baker in the first of this year's celebrityspecials of Great British Bake Off, after recreating a birth scene in biscuitform
Russell Brand, Arrivals on the red carpet for the British Curry Awards 2018, at the Battersea Evolution, London. 26.11.18 (Photo credit should read TERRY / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Russell Brand is seen on February 07, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Russell Brand is seen on January 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Russell Brand and Laura Gallacher talk their bay daughter Mabel for a stroll round Primrose Hill on November 5, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by LMGC/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: Russell Brand takes part in a discussion at Esquire Townhouse, Carlton House Terrace on October 14, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 4: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Russell Brand during Wednesday's October 4, 2017 show. (Photo by Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: SiriusXM host Jenny McCarthy takes a photo \ with Russell Brand during a Town Hall at SiriusXM Studios on October 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
MEGYN KELLY TODAY -- Pictured: Russell Brand and Megyn Kelly on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: (EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS) Russell Brand and Laura Gallacher are seen at breakfast at Sam's Cafe in Primrose Hill on September 29, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Laura Gallacher and Russell Brand are seen in Soho on May 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Slaven Bilic of West Ham United is interviewed by Russell Brand after the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at Boleyn Ground on March 2, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRCA SEPTEMBER 29(SOUTH AFRICA OUT): British comedian Russel Brand performs at Montecasino as part of his Trew World Order tour on September 29, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Brand has two more shows lined-up for Johannesburg before heading to the Cape. (Photo by Alon Skuy/The Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Comedian Russell Brand speaks to thousands of demonstrators gathered in Parliament Square to protest against austerity and spending cuts on June 20, 2015 in London, England. Thousands of people gathered to march from the City of London to Westminster, where they listened to addresses from singer Charlotte Church and comedian Russell Brand as well as Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite and Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness. (Photo by Mary Turner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 31: Russell Brand and Harry Redknapp attend the Men United XI v Leyton Orient Legends charity football match at the Matchroom Stadium on May 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: (L to R) Kevin Systrom, Jamie Oliver, Russell Brand and Liam Payne attend a party hosted by Instagram's Kevin Systrom and Jamie Oliver. This is their second annual private party, taking place at Barbecoa on March 9, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Instagram)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 05: Russell Brand meets fans and signs copies of his book 'Revolution' at Waterstone's, Piccadilly on December 5, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Comedian Russell Brand joins residents and supporters from the New Era housing estate in East London as they deliver a petition to 10 Downing Street during a demonstration against US investment company Westbrooks plans to evict 93 families on December 1, 2014 in London, England. The protestors have taken their demonstration to Westbrooks Headquarters in Mayfair and plan to present a petition to the Prime Minister. WestBrooks are said to be planning to evict the tenants, refurbish the estate and re-let the flats at full market value. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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If you're among the majority of the viewing public who are still scraping their attempt at tonight's pancakes off the kitchen ceiling, then Lithgow's attempt at a Swiss roll, which he'd never even heard of, could make you feel a little better.
Meanwhile, Richardson, who often talks about his OCD in his stand-up routines, spent much of the show tidying up and scrubbing down his work bench after each bake.
Paralympian Hannah Cockroft put in a valiant effort, but fell at the final hurdle with a biscuit representation of her gold medal wins at London 2012 that failed to recreate the glory of the moment and was beaten to the win by Brand.