There are some things that Britons treasure above all else. The artwork of queueing is certainly one of these together with the Queen, naturally, and the attractive British countryside.
So it is comprehensible why, only a few hours earlier than this yr’s remaining episode, the nation erupted right into a collective fury as one of many present’s judges by chance revealed the identify of the winner in a tweet.
Choose Prue Leith tweeted she “needed [all three finalists] to win” earlier than congratulating certainly one of them.
Her tweet was picked up by Dan Wootton, The Solar’s affiliate editor and showbiz presenter on ITV’s Lorraine present (WARNING: THERE ARE SPOILERS BELOW, PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK):
Protected to say that folks did not take it effectively:
RIP Prue Leith’s social crew, at the very least you went out with a bang.
— Rachel McGrath (@RachelMcGrath) October 31, 2017
Don’t be concerned. The true winner of Bake Off was the shadowy flour trade, because it at all times is
— Stuart Heritage (@stuheritage) October 31, 2017
After the backlash, Leith deleted the tweet and expressed remorse, saying, “I am in an excessive amount of of a state to speak about it.”
In line with stories, Leith despatched it on the flawed time as a result of she’s presently in Bhutan.
Solely three finalists will problem one another within the baking contest tonight: Sophie Faldo, Kate Lyon, and Steven Carter-Bailey.