'Great British Bake Off' fans enraged after diet guru says show advocates obesity

Laura Hannam

Self-proclaimed diet guru Steve Miller said on Good Morning Britain that Great British Bake Off should come with a health warning as it advocates obesity. And GBBO fans are none too happy about it.

An anti-obesity campaigner, Miller said the beloved baking competition show encourages viewers to ‘run to the fridge and get the cake out’ and that a health warning such as ‘think before you slice’ should be implemented.

“But the problem is we have a massive obesity problem… I don’t want people to be fat,” Miller said.

“What I would like to see is a warning on the programme, even if it’s something like even if you’re fat think before you slice,” he added.

This has sparked outrage on Twitter from GBBO viewers with some calling Miller’s bold claims as ‘mad’ and ‘scare mongering.’

Good Morning Britain posed the question on Twitter ‘Is it time to ban Bake Off?’ and has received hundreds of responses – the majority of which appear to be adamant with keeping the show on air.

In 2017, Great British Bake Off infamously moved from BBC to Channel 4. Swapping judge Mary Berry for Prue Leith and replacing hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins with Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig.

Despite the shake-up, the show continues to be a ratings success and series two of the Channel 4 version opened with over 6 million viewers.

Great British Bake Off continues Tuesdays at 8pm on Channel 4.

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