'The Great British Bake Off' will be missing TWO contestants in next week's programme, after the shock decision of Diana Beard to quit the show.
Viewers were left agog in last night's episode, as Diana's switch of the Baked Alaskas out of the freezer left Belfast lad Iain furious as his effort melted on to the table, a disaster he finished off by throwing it in the bin.
"I've been stitched up, haven't I?"
After Iain was eliminated from the programme, fans took to social media in waves, saying that Diana should have owned up to her actions, and Iain should have been given another go. In total, the BBC received 556 complaints.
Although the show's judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood were quick to defend their decision and stand up for Diana, along with presenter Sue Perkins, it seems Diana made the decision not to participate further on the eve of the next episode.
According to the BBC, her decision was due to illness and not related to 'BinGate'. The episodes were filmed in the spring.
Diana, a retired WI stalwart, was indignant about the events seen last night when she spoke to her local radio station this morning.
"We were 12 amateur bakers, no prize money involved. Why would I want to sabotage Iain’s Baked Alaska?" she asked.
“Iain does not hold me responsible for his failed ice cream. I’ve been stitched up, haven’t I?"
Quite honestly, it's all been a bit of a Pavlova.
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