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Marc Reacts To ‘Bake Off’ Exit As Fans Question Judge’s Decision

Marc Reacts To ‘Bake Off’ Exit As Fans Question Judge’s Decision

Beloved Bake Off contestant Marc has reacted to his exit from the show, while heartbroken fans tweeted that they were 'sobbing' and that judges had made 'the wrong decision'.

In last night's episode, Marc became the latest contestant to leave the Bake Off tent, after Paul Hollywood likened his jelly cake to 'concrete'. Ouch!

The Cornish baker has now posted a candid reaction on Instagram. Watch here:

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The 51-year-old, who went on Bake Off to tackle feelings of anxiety and failure, chatted to camera about his elimination.

"Last night was my turn to leave the tent - boo!" said Marc. "But I feel absolutely fine about it, it was the right decision."

The baker continued by saying that the fan reaction has been "completely overwhelming" and that he "was really humbled".

Marc then expressed his gratitude for his followers' positive messages and comments.

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"Thank you everybody for your support," he said. "It's given me a lot of strength throughout the whole process."


Marc's emotional fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his departure from the show, with many saying they were left 'in tears' and some even questioning the 'set up' of the episode's challenges.

"WHAT! No! Marc? Wrong decision Bake Off!" commented one.

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"Sitting here sobbing. Marc you should be proud of yourself man. Bakeoff GBBO," added another.

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While a third chimed in: "Actually shed tears at Marc's departure. GBBO."

Another viewer questioned the timing of the episode's technical challenge by posting an article by Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood about a Sussex Pond Pudding that recommended a three-hour preparation time.

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The post referenced the fact that bakers had been asked to make a 17th-century steamed pudding for the technical task, but were only given a 1.5 hour time slot.

One fan questioned the timing of the technical challenge, with Marc reposting the Instastory to his followers (Credit: Marc Elliott / Instagram)
One fan questioned the timing of the technical challenge, with Marc reposting the Instastory to his followers (Credit: Marc Elliott / Instagram)

The fan wrote: "Even Paul Hollywood advises three hour steaming! Who approved of one and half hours only? #SetUp.

"The bakers worked miracles," they added.

Marc went on to repost the Instastory to his 19,300 Instagram - which seems to indicate that he agrees with the viewers' point.

The baker has penned a public letter about his time on Bake Off, calling it "just the most crazy, intense, wonderful, once in a lifetime experience".

We don't know about you, but we're emotional wrecks.

Featured Image Credit: GBBO

Topics: TV and Film, marc elliott, TV Entertainment, Bake Off, GBBO

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Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.