GBBOs Laura Adlington pleads with fans over ‘fix’ row

She's been MAJORLY trolled 😔

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by Lucy Smith |
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The Great British Bake Off's Laura Adlington has hit back at trolls after she received backlash when fellow contestant Hermine was sent home earlier this week.

Taking to Twitter to address the criticism some viewers have thrown at her, Laura wrote, "It's ok to be sad your favourite person didn't go through, but please remember it's not my fault.

"I don't make the decisions. GBBO is all about kindness and I haven't seen much of that on here."

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Noel's best shirts from The Great British Bake Off - slider

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CREDIT: Far Fetch/ Channel 4

Vivienne Westwood fruit print shirt

For the opening episode of the new series, Noel wore this funky fruit printed shirt from Vivienne Westwood. It's a little more than we'd normally spend on a shirt, so we've found a high street alternative...

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Topman shirt with abstract print

This Topshop shirt has the same abstract vibes as Noel's original, but for a fraction of the price. AND you can get it next-day delivery on ASOS.

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CREDIT: Far Fetch/ Channel 4

Raf Simons Oversize Embroidered Smiley Face Merino Wool Sweater

For episode two, Noel wore this Zany smiley face jumper from Raf Simons. Buying this jumper would cost more than our rent so we've found the closest alternative on the high street....

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CREDIT: Far Afield

Acid Smile Long Sleeve Knit

It's a different colour to the OG, but the vibes are very Noel.

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CREDIT: Channel 4/ ebay

Lazy Oaf Shirt The Future Shirt

In episode three, Noel wore this sold-out Lazy Oaf shirt in black with white scribbles. Noel's version isn't available on the lazy oaf site anymore, but we found a version on Ebay for a whopping £88.

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ASOS DESIGN regular fit shirt with scribble face print in white

If you're scrimping your pennies then maybe this black and white scribble shirt from ASOS for under 30 quid would do this trick.

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CREDIT: Lazy Oaf

Lazy Oaf High Score Bowling Shirt

In episode four Noel sported this funky fruit print bowling shirt. It's another Lazy Oaf gem and luckily its in stock for those willing to drop a cool £80.

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CREDIT: Hawes and Curtis

Men's Curtis Purple & Orange Fruits Print Relaxed Slim Fit Shirt

For a more purse-friendly fruity look, why not grab this tropical shirt from Hawes & Curtis.

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CREDIT: Channel 4/ Thread

Men's Tailored-Fit Red 'Beetle Botanical' Print Shirt

Noel's fetching floral shirt from episode five is from well-known designer Paul Smith, and is worth over £200! It's sold out right now, but we've found one for a much more affordable price online.

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CREDIT: Debhenams

Ben Sherman - Wine Floral Long Sleeve Regular Fit Shirt

This lookalike is available at just £55 - much better for our bank balance tbh.

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CREDIT: Channel 4/Wah Wah


Noel's zaney pink jumper from Japanese week is available to pre-order from one of his fave brands, WAH WAH.

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ASOS DESIGN knitted jumper with floral design in oatmeal

If you prefer to drop a little less cash on your clothes, this floral print jumper from ASOS gives us very Noel vibes.

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CREDIT: Channel 4/ Lazy Oaf

Lazy Oaf Work Of Art Shirt

It's another Lazy Oaf offering from Noel for episode seven, this time a black and white comic print shirt. This one's sold out too, even on US site where it was on sale for under £60 - proper bargain that.

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CREDIT: Ulla Popken

Comic Doodle Print Button Front Blouse

This comic shirt is a great alternative and is available to shop online for less than £50! Dreamy.

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Fans were in uproar at Hermine leaving the Bake Off tent this week ©Channel 4

Laura and Hermine went head to head in Patisserie week after both bakers' lesser performances left them at risk of being sent home by judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

Laura continued, "It's easy to sit there on your sofa and judge. But I am a real person with feelings.

"Please take a moment to consider your words before you judge someone you've never met and whose food you've never tasted."

Laura and Hermine both encountered problems in the latest episode, with Laura's mirror glaze not forming properly, and Hermine's showstopper turning out, in the words of Paul Hollywood, like a "rubber ball."

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Hermine's showstopper cube cake started to collapse. ©Channel 4

But, the judges ruled that Laura's showstopper cube cake tasted better, though she performed worse in the technical round, and it was left to Hermine to make her way home ahead of the final.

Fans of the show contested the judges decisions and, at the expense of Laura's feelings, took to social media to let their opinions be known.

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Laura's mirror glaze didn't form properly and ended up being partially translucent ©Channel 4

"Hermine does a few things wrong and its a failure but laura has CONTINUOUSLY done bad and its just accepted?! #GBBO," wrote one viewer.

"Laura should have gone weeks ago. Hermine makes one mistake and is sent home?! Something has gone wrong #GBBO #GreatBritishBakeOff," commented another.

Love Island's Molly-Mae Hague even had her say about the matter, writing, "For my Bake Off fans... can I just say that I’m in complete shock that Hermine’s just been sent home ?!

"She’s messed up one thing and Laura’s messed up 6163 times? (No shade on Laura) but WTFFF 🤯🤯🤯 #bakeoff."

Wow guys, tell her how you really feel...

But, thankfully, there were some fans coming online to defend Laura.

One fan wrote, "I hope Laura is okay, there’s a lot on Twitter that could be taken the wrong way."

And, former Bake Off contestant Michael Chakraverty came to support Laura big time, writing that viewers can show support for their favourite contestants without being mean to others.

He continued, "If you have something sh-tty to say about any of the bakers, take your comment, put it in the bin, and climb in after it."


If there's anything we can take from #BakeOffGate it's this: be kind.

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Did you know the average age of Bake Off contestants is 37? ©William Hill

Laura's social media trolling comes just as William Hill released some truly wow worthy facts about the Channel 4 baking show.

According to the betting company, in the last 10 years of the show, roughly 3,640 biscuits have been made (WHAT?), almost 45,000 grams of flour have been used in the final episode alone and, wait for it...


Can you believe? Nutritionists everywhere are screaming.

There have been over 135 contestants, too. We can probably only remember about 20 of them, so that's quite bad, really.

Well, everyday's a school day, eh?

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