Paul Hollywood ‘horrified’ by Prue Leith’s Bake Off tweet gaffe
THE Great British Bake Off’s Paul Hollywood has said he was ‘horrified’ after co-judge Prue Leith accidentally tweeted the winner of this year’s series hours before the finale was aired.
Asked what he made of the mix-up on Channel 4’s spin-off show An Extra Slice, Hollywood said: ‘What do you say? I was horrified… she’s made a mistake.’
‘She was in the Himalayas apparently,’ he added.
Leith, 77, tweeted: ‘No-one told me judging a GBBO final would be so emotional. I wanted them all to win. Bravo Sophie.’
After her error became clear, an upset-sounding Leith told reporters she was in ‘a state’.
Speaking from Bhutan — which is six hours ahead of the UK — she said: ‘The time difference is massive. I thought that they got it six hours ago.
‘I’m in too much of a state to talk about it. It was a mistake. I f***** up.’
She later tweeted: ‘I am so sorry to the fans of the show for my mistake this morning, I am in a different time zone and mortified by my error.’
Author: Paul Miles