Paul Hollywood takes on GBBO claims of sabotage

There was a Great British Bake Off scandal the other day as contestant Iain Watters stormed out of the tent following allegations of sabotage from fellow contestant, Diana Beard.

Diana had been seen taking his ice-cream out of the fridge, meaning it melted and his baked Alaska ruined. He binned it, and upon showing his dessert to the judges, made the poor decision to bring the bin up with him…

It wasn’t long before #DirtyDiana began to trend on the Twittersphere and has now gotten so bad that judge Paul Hollywood, presenter, Sue Perkins and even Iain himself have spoken out.

Paul has decided that it’s time to end all of the speculation and hate on Twitter, writing: “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.”

He also pointed out that poor Mary Berry would be deeply hurt by the whole debacle: “I’m glad Mary’s not on twitter this would upset her.. #enoughnow.”

Presenter Sue Perkins also gave her two cents, saying: “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.”

Even Iain himself has weighed in on the #DirtyDiana incident, saying it's over now and calling for a Twitter ceasefire: "Guys no hard feelings now. Diana is a top lady and all us tent bakers are great pals. Can't wait to tune into the rest of the series." Sure, Iain, suuuure. 

Things are getting real sticky over in the GBBO tent…!