Prue Leith ‘mortified’ after GBBO tweet blunder

ICONINSIDER — Prue Leith is “mortified” after she accidentally revealed who’d won ‘Great British Bake Off’.
The show judge was forced to issue an apology last night (31.10.17) after she put out a pre-scheduled tweet online announcing that Sophie Faldo had been crowned the champion of the baking series, which is pre-recorded months in advance, before the finale had aired on screens.
She said: “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. (sic)”
The 77-year-old restaurateur hit the headlines in the morning of the finale when she published a tweet – several hours before the show was screened – in which she said “bravo Sophie”.
However, despite her blunder, Prue has confirmed she’s been asked to reclaim her judging position on next year’s series alongsideher co-judge Paul Hollywood, 51, while Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig have decided to reprise their hosting duties.
Alongside a link leading to contestant application forms for the next series, Prue said this morning: “It’s the #GBBO final! Who will win? Thrilled to say Paul, Noel Sandi & I will all be back! Do you want to join us? (sic)”
Although she’s confirmed she will be returning in 2018, Prue’s future was uncertain earlier this month as she admitted Channel 4 were yet to give her a new contract.
She said: “I’m still hoping Channel 4 will ask me back for the second series. They’ve asked me about timings and schedules but I’ve not seen or heard anything about a contract. It could all change, like ‘The X Factor’.”
But, until she gets back in the tent, Prue has decided to throw herself back into writing.
She added: “I actually gave up writing before ‘Great British Bake Off’. I’d been doing it [writing cookbooks and novels] for years and it took up too much time. But I’ve been coaxed back into it and now I’m writing and cooking more than ever. It’s a busy time.”

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