• Michelle Hebert

Judge of ‘Great British Bake Off’ spoils season finale


Prue Leith, a judge of the “Great British Bake Off,” tweeted the winner of the season of the show 12 hours before the episode aired, according to Huffington Post. Leith quickly deleted the tweet, and she sent out an apology tweet to everyone: "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," CNN reported.

Leith claims she did not mean to reveal the winner before the episode aired; she was in Bhutan, South Asia, and the show aired in the United Kingdom, so the time zones were different. Although her excuse is valid, fans of the show expressed very strong feelings against her actions. Leigh is a replacement for Mary Berry, an old judge on the show, and fans also do not have very high opinions of her because of that, according to CNN.

The Daily Mail reported, “writing on Twitter, one wrote: 'GBBO [is] no fun after Prue reveals winner makes show boring to watch tonight.'” As these viewers expressed, the fun and entertainment of watching the show is ruined by knowing the winner ahead of time. For these reasons, some viewers did not even watch.

The show is about 12 home bakers who take part in the show and compete to be the “Great British Bake Off's” Best Amateur Baker, according to BBC. After Tuesday’s episode, there are eight completed seasons of the show.