GBBO Star Hits Out At Cruel Messages Amid Elimination Decision
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*Warning: this article contains spoilers for the latest episode of the Great British Bake Off*
Contestant George beat Amanda to the next stage of the baking show, but some fans weren't happy about it.
After Amanda was eliminated during last night's episode, some viewers took their anger at the judges decision too far and showered George with abuse on social media.
While George took to Instagram to thank his fans, he also spoke out about the hate he had received since the episode aired.
He wrote: "I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all the kind hearted people who are supporting ALL the bakers with true Bake Off spirit! You guys are amazing!
"To the minority who feel it's ok to privately message hateful opinions to make people feel bad about themselves is not cool.
"Can I just remind you it's a baking show that we all auditioned for and you do not have to go out of your way to spread hate."
The baker then added the hashtags #bekind, #spreadlovenothate and #whodiedandmadeyouthejudge onto the post.
It was pastry week on this week's episode of The Great British Bake Off, which proved a challenge for many of the bakers.
Both Amanda and George found themselves at risk of leaving the competition, but it was detective Amanda who was given the boot after her terrine pie just didn't make the cut.
The baker thanked fans for their support, writing a letter saying it had been an "emotional rollercoaster".
"It is an emotional rollercoaster but certainly one that I would recommend to any keen baker"
Here's Amanda's lovely letter to all you Bake Off fans. #GBBO pic.twitter.com/pz79dUSG2U
- British Bake Off (@BritishBakeOff) October 26, 2021
She wrote: "Taking part in this year's Bake Off has been an incredible experience. I developed such a tight bond with the other bakers, they feel like family.
"I have made friends with the most wonderful people, both the bakers and crew that I am sure will last a lifetime."
"Soggy bottoms, saggy pies and wonky mini rolls are just part of the journey," she joked. "It is an emotional rollercoaster but certainly one that I would recommend to any keen baker."
The Great British Bake Off continues Tuesdays at 8pm on Channel 4.