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Sunday 17th November 2019

Celebrity Bake Off fans divided over "disgusting" chocolate crumpets

Some were revolted, others found them life-changing

The Great Celebrity Bake Off viewers were hotly divided over one treat the contestants had to make in last night's episode (March 26).

Celebs were tasked with baking chocolate crumpets and some fans couldn't believe it, while others were more embracing.

The celeb lineup this week (Credit: BBC)

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Presenter Jeremy Paxman, comedian Joe Wilkinson, Corrie actress Sally Lindsay and Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo from Made in Chelsea were taking part in the competition to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer.

As part of the technical challenge, judge Paul Hollywood revealed they would have to make chocolate crumpets.

Their efforts garnered mixed comments from the judges (Credit: BBC)

The announcement kicked off a fierce debate on Twitter.

Some viewers were disgusted at the idea, with one simply writing, "Chocolate crumpets" alongside a sick face emoji and another commenting: "Eurgh god! Just as disgusting as ordinary ones!"

If you can't buy them in Morrisons or Greggs, they don't exist.

Another echoed that sentiment, tweeting the hashtag: "#wrongjustwrong."

Others were more just shocked that they're even a thing.

One viewer wrote on Twitter: "Chocolate crumpets? I'm sure Paul Hollywood just made that up!"

Someone else asserted confidently: "If you can't buy them in Morrisons or Greggs, they don't exist."

A third suggested that Brits all over the country might have dropped their cups of tea in shock.

For other Bake Off fans, the idea of chocolate crumpets seemed life-changingly good.

Someone tweeted: "That life-changing moment you discover chocolate crumpets..."

Another Twitter user posted: "Ok, that's my weekend baking sorted."

One Twitter user admitted they couldn't stop thinking about chocolate crumpets.

Crumpetgate, as you might call it if you're on that side of the fence, followed actress Michelle Keegan's victory in the show earlier this month.

In the second episode of the current series, the Our Girl star wowed with minty flapjacks for the signature challenge and then a French Horn in the technical.

Michelle Keegan's "faultless" showstopper (Credit: BBC)

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For her showstopper, Michelle created a ski-themed meringue that had co-host Paul so impressed he called it "faultless".

The main series of The Great British Bake Off is expected to be back on our screens in August.

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