Great British Bake Off's Rosie praises show for handling of nut allergy with 'nut runner'

She was eliminated in latest episode 

The Great British Bake Off semi-final: Rosie Brandreth-Poynter takes 4th place

Great British Bake Off contestant Rosie Brandreth-Poynter has praised the show for its handling of her severe nut allergy.

After Brandreth-Poynter was eliminated during the semi-finals, the veterinary surgeon expressed her gratitude for the opportunity and her fans in a letter, where she also revealed the show had provided her with a “nut runner” so she would not be at-risk of having an allergic reaction.

The note, which was shared by the GBBO Twitter, read: “I had the BEST time baking in the tent with the best people - and still don’t really believe it happened!

“The crew was incredible - they managed my nut allergy so well and kept everything safe - including the awesome NUT RUNNER - how many people can put that on a CV?”

On the GBBO’s website, Brandreth-Poynter elaborated on the show’s dedication to ensuring that she was safe while competing.

“I have a nut allergy so I was so amazed that the production team took that on board, had me in the tent and had to adapt certain practices for filming, everyone worked around it so well, the back room production team were incredible and flexible,” she wrote in a goodbye letter.

According to Brandreth-Poynter, who previously revealed on Twitter that she became interested in baking because both her and her sister are allergic to nuts and weren’t able to try baked goods from shops and bakeries, she was able to compete because the show kept all of her equipment “totally separate” and cleaned her bench separately.

Despite being eliminated, Brandreth-Poynter said she will continue baking in the future.

“I have no idea what will happen for me next, in the meantime I am a full-time vet and I love my job, caring for animals, which is very rewarding,” she concluded her letter. “And I will continue baking and hopefully make more time for it in the future, who knows what will happen?”

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