Great British Bake Off Judge Accidentally Reveals Winner Early

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In a goof so relatable that I want to cringe until my body turns inside out and becomes a 19th century anatomist’s dummy, Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith accidentally revealed this season’s winner ahead of time.

According to the Guardian:

The Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith was forced to hastily delete a tweet on Tuesday, after she named the winner of this year’s show before the final episode had been broadcast.

The celebrated cook and television presenter tweeted “Bravo” and the winner’s name, after saying: “No one told me judging a #gbbo final would be so emotional. I wanted them all to win.”


Apparently it was a timezone mistake, something that, as somebody who does a lot of phone interviews and also has a brain like a colander, I find painfully easy to imagine myself doing. “I’m in Bhutan,” she told the Press Association. “The time difference is massive. I thought that they got it six hours ago. I’m in too much of a state to talk about it. I fucked up.” This is truly a terrifying campfire story for Halloween.

You know who would make her feel better about this, though? Mel and Sue.

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I will give untold scads of money to anyone who can tell me how to acquire the GBBO seasons that have not aired in the US. My husband and I have looked at lots of *sites* with no luck. The desperate need for the missing seasons is a driving force in why we’re choosing to go to London this summer. I should be able to get it there if no one can help me here, right? RIGHT?