GBBO star comes out on Twitter in the most epic way

Ruby Tandoh may be The Great British Bake Off’s most famous star ever; from lots of tears to rumours of favourtism, Ruby is one that many fans have remembered since she appeared on the show in 2013. 

Yesterday, Ruby took to Twitter to announce that she is gay, sharing a video of Diana Ross’ I’m Coming Out and writing: “me to my parents today. Feeling lucky and joyful and free. Over and out.”

The food writer also took the opportunity to dismiss rumours she had been a bit too close to mentor Paul Hollywood: “For those who thought I fancied Paul Hollywood or that I’d ever bang him to get ahead – JOKE’S ON YOU, YOU MASSIVE SHI**ING MISOGYNISTS.”

The response from Ruby’s fans was incredible with many inspired to come out themselves to loved ones thanks to her news, with Ruby responding: “and to those who came out yesterday, spurred on by the love/support you saw on here – I am so fu**ing happy for you and a bit teary too tbh.”

Unfortunately for Ruby, there was one person who had an issue with the way in which she handled her announcement, with Paul Hollywood blasting her for using his name: “very happy for you Ruby … but why do you feel it necessary bringing me into your announcement?”

We're so glad that Ruby's announcement managed to inspire so many people to be who they really are.