This year’s Great British Bake Off winner Rahul has proven a controversial choice with some viewers.
Kim-Joy managed to come first in the technical challenge – baking pitta bread on an open fire – with fans calling for ”justice for Kim-Joy” and accusing producers of fixing the result.
Judges had criticised her final showstopper, the creation meant to be the Lost City Of Atlantis, made of ginger cake and biscuit with a salted caramel-filled well and fondant seahorses.
Judge Paul Hollywood called the creation “a little bit flat” while Prue Leith said: ”I think you would have been wise to do a different flavour because the ginger cake is so ginger-y the biscuit is a bit of disappointment after, it’s a missed opportunity.”
However viewers were irate she did not triumph, and one fan wrote on Twitter: “It’s a FIX Justice for Kim-Joy. GET THE PITCHFORKS. NOW WE RIOT.”
Another said: “What an absolute fix, he should have been out weeks ago, Kim-Joy was the most consistent all competition but lost because she had too many ginger elements??”
One fan wrote: “Kim Joy was robbed. What a total fix,” while another added: “Well, that’s me done with Bake Off then. Has any contestant in the history of the show been as lucky as Rahul was a couple of weeks ago? I don’t want to call it a fix but ... yeah, feels like a fix.”
However, other fans jumped to defend Rahul’s victory after seeing angry messages from other viewers. Former Bake Off winner John Whaite said: ”We cannot draw such inferences from a one hour show which is tidily edited from about 140 hours of footage. I can only speak from my experience: the judges are seemingly impartial.”
One wrote: “Me reading all the tweets from people being mean to Rahul. I personally thought his showstopper looked amazing.”
Another said: “Everyone calling GBBOFinal a fix, it was filmed weeks ago, long before the public had chosen their favourites.
“Also, did any of you actually taste the bakes? Thought not!! But guess what, the judges did! Well done Rahul and all this years bakers.”
Yet another wrote: “Rahul winning wasn’t a fix, he was a clear winner, stop being so salty and bitter because your faves didn’t win.”
Great British Bake Off returns for a third series on Channel 4 next year. Read our review of the final here.
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