Great British Bake Off fans have joked that Paul Hollywood is “cheating” on his former co-judge Mary Berry, after he shared a behind-the-scenes selfie with new partner Prue Leith.
He teased his Twitter followers with the smiley snap on Friday morning, shortly after the first official photo of the baking show’s new hosts was released.
Quick to jump on the cosy picture, one fan commented: “Cheating on Mary…I’m telling!!!”
Another posted: “Oh Paul, why did you do it! This is not right, we need Mary in the pic!”
“No! No no no no no no no! How could you cheat on Mary like this?!” added one apparently distraught follower.
Paul and Prue will be joined by presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding when the show moves to its new Channel 4 home for the next series.
— British Bake Off (@BritishBakeOff) April 13, 2017
On Thursday, a first-look photo of the team was shared, featuring all four members clutching cupcakes behind a table laden with mouth-watering baked goods.
But the picture sparked controversy as eagle-eyes fans noticed a plate of scones clearly topped with jam first and then cream.
I had been worried about Bake Off's move to C4 but at least they've got the scones right. pic.twitter.com/GhidYLajfM
— Linda Grant (@lindasgrant) April 14, 2017
Any examples of past BBC #GBBO in which scones are correctly prepared (cream then jam)?
— Josh Barrie (@joshbythesea) April 14, 2017
Meanwhile, previous debate over whether the Mighty Boosh star Noel will be the best fit for the show has died down.