Great British Bake Off 2014: Twitter reacts to 'cry baby' Claire's episode one departure

The great British public cast their verdict on this oh-so-English competition

Jess Denham
Thursday 07 August 2014 13:32 BST
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The Great British Bake Off contestants line-up behind Sue and Mel in the Bake Off tent
The Great British Bake Off contestants line-up behind Sue and Mel in the Bake Off tent (BBC)

Soggy bottoms, creative cakes and terrible puns returned last night as a fresh batch of contestants entered the Great British Bake Off tent.

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood were as firm in their merciless judgements as ever, with leaver Claire’s protestations that her chocolate orange swiss roll was not too strong in flavour falling on deaf ears.

But what did the 7.5 million viewers in tuned in last night make of this oh-so-English show?

The contestants will have to ignore any mean online comments regardless, after they were warned not to take part in any 'negative exchanges' on social media.

Last year's finalist Ruby Tandoh was called a "filthy slag" by one Twitter user. The UCL student responded by hitting back with "bitter old witch" and branding Raymond Blanc an "idiot".

So here's what you all made of the first new episode's "big warm blanket of comfort":

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