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Saturday 23rd March 2019

Prue Leith issues apology following mortifying GBBO blunder

Bless her...

Twitter is turning itself inside out more than ever today, after Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith revealed the winner of tonight's final - some 12 hours before the episode airs.

Many GBBO viewers are pretty obsessive about the show, so this revelation came as a massive blow to them.

Of course there was plenty of anger - some directed at Prue, even more aimed at people who retweeted her error.

(More on those later...)

Prue has now posted a sincere apology, explaining that she is abroad and had got confused about the time.

She also told the Press Association: "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 [bleeped] up."

No one told me judging a GBBO final would be so emotional - I wanted them all to win.

Oh dear, there's no getting away from it being a monster disaster - within the context of a TV show spoiler - but we feel a little sorry for her.

Twitter can be a cruel terrain at the best of times... and viewers have not been shy about expressing their vitriol following the appearance of her original message...

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Some people saw the funny side of it though...