Paul Hollywood 'horrified' by Prue Leith's Great British Bake Off blunder

Prue Leith’s fellow The Great British Bake Off judge has admitted he was “horrified” when she accidentally revealed who had won the show before the final aired.

Paul Hollywood was shocked when his fellow judge made the gaffe by tweeting that Sophie Faldo had triumphed in the finale – nearly 12 hours before the episode aired.

Paul Hollywood has shared his reaction to Prue Leith’s infamous Great British Bake Off gaffe

But the 51-year-old chef has admitted the 77-year-old restaurateur simply made a mistake.

During an episode of The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice host Jo Brand couldn’t resist poking fun at Prue.

She joked the co-judge “couldn’t be here, as she is too busy deleting her Twitter account”.

Paul Hollywood breaks silence on Prue Leith’s epic Bake Off Twitter gaffe: ‘I was horrified’

Jo then asked Paul what he made of the incident, and he replied: “What can I say? I was horrified. But at the same time, she made a mistake.”

Prue blamed her tweet on the six-hour time difference in Bhutan.

She said: “I’m in Bhutan. The time difference is massive. I thought that they got it six hours ago. I’m in too much of a state to talk about it. I f***ed up.”



Prue also took to Twitter to apologise to Bake Off fans, admitting she was “mortified”.

She tweeted: “I am so sorry to the fans of the show for my mistake this morning, I am in a different time zone and mortified by my error #GBBO. (sic)”

Prue had revealed it had been “so emotional” working on the Channel 4 show before announcing Sophie had triumphed.

Paul and Prue alongside Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig

She wrote: “No one told me judging a #gbbo final would be so emotional. I wanted them all to win. Bravo Sophie (sic)”

While she deleted the tweet within seconds, it was too late for some who had already seen it.

Despite the blunder, Prue also revealed she, fellow judge Paul, 51, and co-hosts Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig will return for another series.


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