The things people get wound up about...
The Great British Bake Off is a programme of big highs and massive lows, and so it’s understandable that each week we’re left devastated by the loss of a beloved contestant. Some people, however, take the collective national sadness a bit too far and in recent weeks have ended up attacking Candice Brown.
The PE teacher won star baker a few weeks back and pulled off some of the best innuendos of the series, but that didn’t satisfy some dedicated viewers.
One GBBO fan wrote in the official hashtag: ‘F**k off! Candice gets Star Baker and our dear Val goes! FIX! Hope the Pillsbury Dough Man murders you, Candice. You pouty wh**e. #GBBO’
WOW, talk about being a grade A douchebag.
But Candice handled the horrible person with such grace that it almost blew us away.
The star baker simply replied: ‘Oh dear that’s not very nice! Good luck with your play – let’s hope the reviewers are a bit kinder to you!!!’
Awww, she’s definitely our star Twitterer.
And legions of Bake Off fanatics came to her side in support. One fan wrote: ‘You’re obviously a far better person than me Candice with that restrained reply. Go girl!! #GBBO’
Whereas another suggested: ‘Clearly a struggling Thespian, trying to draw attention to his play. I doubt Val would appreciate his comments.’
It’s safe to say we won’t be seeing it.
But this put a sour note on a great episode of Bake Off (OTHER THAN VAL LEAVING – OUR HEARTS WILL NEVER REPAIR). So let’s remember Candice Brown’s A* innuendo.
While showing off her sausage to the judges, Candice let Mary Berry cop a feel.
Then the aspiring baking champion commented: ‘Just giving it a good squeeze together to make sure I can see the distribution of it, to see if I need a bit more sausage.
‘It’s good to get your hands in and give your sausages a good squeeze.’
Yes, it sure is. Step aside Mel and Sue, your replacement is here.