Great British Bake Off’s Laura has reminded fans of the show that it’s not her fault Hermine was eliminated from the competition last night.
Viewers have been up in arms following the controversial result which saw judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood opt to send Hermine home during patisserie week, despite Laura struggling in both the technical and showstopper rounds.
Breaking her silence on the mountain of backlash, the finalist encouraged disgruntled fans to be kind.
‘It’s ok to be sad your favourite person didn’t go through, but please remember it’s not my fault,’ Laura penned on Twitter.
‘I don’t make the decisions. GBBO is all about kindness and I haven’t seen much of that on here.’
In another post, Laura wrote: ‘It’s easy to sit there on your sofa and judge. But I am a real person with feelings.
‘Please take a moment to consider your words before you judge someone you’ve never met and whose food you’ve never tasted.’
Laura was put through to the final last night, along with David and Peter, who both impressed the judges with their bakes.
Addressing her exit from the tent, Hermine told the cameras: ‘When I go home and I have time to reflect, there will be a lot of happy memories. It can only be good things.’
She also penned a heartwarming letter, in which she encouraged fans to be themselves.
‘Never let your fear come between you and the things you could achieve,’ Hermine wrote.
‘It is ok to try new things, to be silly every now and then, and to laugh at your own silly self.
‘It does not make you any less reliable and dependable as a person. Yet it is liberating for your soul.’
Great British Bake Off returns on Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.
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