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A Cake Scandal Hit “The Great British Bake Off” And The British Are Angry

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How can you take somebody's ice cream out of the freezer? Not only should she be eliminated for that, she should also be arrested. #gbbo

Daz Gale@dazgale

How can you take somebody's ice cream out of the freezer? Not only should she be eliminated for that, she should also be arrested. #gbbo

8:49 PM - 27 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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The British immediately jumped to conclusions.

That is the most emotion I've felt watching TV in ages. The PURE HATE you would feel for the person who sabotaged your Baked Alaska #gbbo

Helen Lewis@helenlewis

That is the most emotion I've felt watching TV in ages. The PURE HATE you would feel for the person who sabotaged your Baked Alaska #gbbo

8:52 PM - 27 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I'd have thrown her fuckin swan on the floor if I was Iain #GBBO

SEXPOT SHARON@Sexpot_Sharon

I'd have thrown her fuckin swan on the floor if I was Iain #GBBO

8:51 PM - 27 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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And she got a very good review from Paul and Mary.

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Well. I know who ISNT MY FAVOURITE NOW #GBBO

YOU CAN SHOVE YOUR MERINGUE SWAN UP YOUR ARSE, DIANA. #GBBO

Pete Allison@Pete_Allison

YOU CAN SHOVE YOUR MERINGUE SWAN UP YOUR ARSE, DIANA. #GBBO

8:58 PM - 27 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Iain, meanwhile, was forced to present his bin.

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At the end of the day Mary & I need something to judge, it's not about melted ice cream but about what's presented to US... #bingate

Paul Hollywood@PaulHollywood

At the end of the day Mary & I need something to judge, it's not about melted ice cream but about what's presented to US... #bingate

9:19 PM - 27 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

THE BRITISH PUBLIC EXPLODED.

ARE YOU KIDDING IM SO FRUSTRATED IT WASNT HIS FAULT SHE TOOK HIS ICE CREAM OUT THE FRIDGE HOW !? #gbbo

Bethan Mary Leadley@musicalbethan

ARE YOU KIDDING IM SO FRUSTRATED IT WASNT HIS FAULT SHE TOOK HIS ICE CREAM OUT THE FRIDGE HOW !? #gbbo

8:57 PM - 27 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Diana should have publicly apologised and not just stood there polishing her bloody WI badge and whistling #gbbo

Alex T Smith@Alex_T_Smith

Diana should have publicly apologised and not just stood there polishing her bloody WI badge and whistling #gbbo

8:55 PM - 27 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The ice cream sabotage is more controversial than the great custard theft of 2013. #gbbo

Liam Murphy@liamwaterloo

The ice cream sabotage is more controversial than the great custard theft of 2013. #gbbo

9:19 PM - 27 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Even though Sue Perkins made this point.

Iain's Alaska was out of the freezer for 40 secs. That's it. No sabotage. 40 secs of normal temp would NOT be enough to reduce it to liquid

Sue Perkins@sueperkins

Iain's Alaska was out of the freezer for 40 secs. That's it. No sabotage. 40 secs of normal temp would NOT be enough to reduce it to liquid

9:16 PM - 27 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Even Wikipedia got involved.

Ha ha ha - just checked out the Wikipedia page for #GBBO. #bringIainback

Josie Buttons@josiebuttons

Ha ha ha - just checked out the Wikipedia page for #GBBO. #bringIainback

9:59 PM - 27 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There's even a campaign, #JusticeForIain.

Please RT if you believe in #justiceforIain @iain_watters #GBBO @BritishBakeOff #dirtydiana

Stephen ☩@RevStephenSorby

Please RT if you believe in #justiceforIain @iain_watters #GBBO @BritishBakeOff #dirtydiana

9:05 PM - 27 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Even Iain himself tried to calm things down.

THANK YOU @BritishBakeOff it's been truly EPIC. What can I say guys - I had a #MELTDOWN. Thanks for the support. #BINCIDENT #GBBO

iain watters@iain_watters

THANK YOU @BritishBakeOff it's been truly EPIC. What can I say guys - I had a #MELTDOWN. Thanks for the support. #BINCIDENT #GBBO

9:10 PM - 27 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Our final thought?

The beautiful myth of #GBBO as a safe, delicious space, away from cruel competition has been shattered. :( IS NOT EVEN GBBO SAFE FROM 2014?!

Jo Barrow@JoBarrow

The beautiful myth of #GBBO as a safe, delicious space, away from cruel competition has been shattered. :( IS NOT EVEN GBBO SAFE FROM 2014?!

9:16 PM - 27 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Diana, speaking to Free Radio, claimed "it didn't happen like that", and that the cake "was not out of the freezer for more than 40 seconds". She blames bad editing, and says Iain doesn't blame her at all for it.

The Telegraph reports that Diana has quit the show – although for reasons of illness, not because of the Bincident, according to the BBC. The show was filmed months ago, so her departure was unlikely to have anything to do with the national outrage over the melting cake. It does, however, raise the possibility of a dramatic return for Iain.

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