Judge accidentally reveals victor of hot United Kingdom baking program


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

We have photoshopped the tweet so we don't spoil the surprise, but Channel 4 did confirm to BuzzFeed News that the tweet was authentic. I thought that they got it six hours ago.

Prue Leith mistakenly sent a congratulatory tweet to the victor of the show, which was hastily deleted. I don't mind working under pressure, so being in the tent working under time restraints and the hot weather made me more focused and better organised.

Sophie said: 'I'm sure it will sink in, but it hasn't quite yet. "I would like to try travelling the world for inspiration for starters".

Faldo's victory concludes the first Bake Off series since the programme moved from the BBC to Channel 4 after last year's run and it has gone a storm with fans.

The tweet, which was later removed, came seconds after Leith announced that she would be returning to the show next year, along with Paul Hollywood, Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig.

The finale to Channel 4's inaugural season of Great British Bake Off looks set to be a controversial affair according to analyst firm 4C Insights, with Facebook and Twitter sentiment dipping below 49% in the aftermath of popular contestant Liam Charles's early departure from the show.