Today Mary Berry broke the nation’s hearts. She announced, defiantly, that she would be quitting the Great British Bake Off.
Hundreds were left distraught when they heard the news, already reeling after presenters Mel and Sue’s announcement they would not be appearing in Bake Off series eight, under its new guise on Channel 4.
Such was the same feeling of despair that Remainers felt waking up on June 24 to discover Britain had voted to leave the EU that Berry’s exit was branded “Berryexit” by some viewers.
But there were other parallels between Berry’s departure from the country’s favourite cooking show and the high-stakes referendum.
Some suggested the fraught discussions at Channel 4 about how to replace three of Bake Off’s four stars mirrored the frantic discussions about how to implement Brexit.
Others suggested a job-swap between embattled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and national treasure Berry.
While there were fears - as pun-ridden as the Bake Off competition itself - that Berry could have accidentally triggered “Arctic Roll 50”.
Even in Westminster, there were reports of MPs more interested in Bake Off’s crumbling line-up than the day’s politics.
Leaving an astute Twitter user to suggest Theresa May not use the same negotiators as Channel 4 when it comes to battling out the terms of Brexit.
There was no shortage of people genuinely claiming today’s news was “worse than Brexit”. “That’s how much us Brits love a soggy bottom.” one person lamented.
As one person eloquently put it: