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Joe Sugg Reveals The Real Reason He Fainted On 'GBBO'

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Joe Sugg Reveals The Real Reason He Fainted On 'GBBO'

Joe Sugg has addressed why he fainted in spectacular fashion on Tuesday night's episode of the Great British Bake Off celebrity special - and he puts it down to two reasons.

To catch you up, the YouTuber, 28, collapsed just four minutes into Tuesday night's episode after cutting his finger, barely having time to get his tray bake in the oven.

People were comparing the fall - which took place during Bake Off's charity special for Stand Up To Cancer - to that of Gillian McKeith's in I'm A Celebrity... (read: it was very dramatic).

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Now, Joe has defended his fainting in a new vlog, where he blamed it on two reasons.

"I actually won something, but annoyingly it was completely overshadowed by the fact that within a minute of baking the first bake of the day, I cut my finger and fainted," the YouTuber said of the episode, where he even won Star Baker at the end.

"I fainted fair and square, the evidence is pretty much there, but I want to defend myself a little bit."

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First, Joe says he was exhausted after waking up at 4am. The vlogger had just finished at 8-day week working on his West End play Waitress and the Strictly Come Dancing podcast. Next, he blames the peeler, which he said was "razor sharp".

He explains to his 7.95 million subscribers: "So there I was 7am cracking on with my first bake and I was exhausted... even before I fainted I looked like I was going to faint. I was a shell of a man.

"The peeler that I have at home must be the world's most blunt peeler, this thing was razor sharp... I was peeling this big cooking apple and the razor slips."

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Joe took part in the charity special (Credit: Channel 4)
Joe took part in the charity special (Credit: Channel 4)

He goes on: "It cuts me and... I want to stress this, I've cut myself cooking before and I've never fainted, I get nose bleeds all the time, blood does not make me squeamish, cuts don't make me squeamish.

"What it was, was [the cut] went diagonal, it went through my finger and deep through my nail. Things that freak me out is when I bite my nails too far back or I cut a nail, which makes it sound even worse."

Joe defended his faint in a vlog (Credit: YouTube)
Joe defended his faint in a vlog (Credit: YouTube)
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Joe finished by saying: "It's not the cut that made me faint, it was that I broke my nail."

The YouTuber also revealed Channel 4 showed him the footage afterwards as asked if they had permission to include it in the episode, to which he agreed because it would hopefully lead to more viewers and more donations to Stand Up For Cancer.

Fair enough, Joe! We'll let you off.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: Celebrity Entertainment, TV Entertainment, GBBO

Ciara Sheppard
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