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Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith has accidentally revealed the winner of this year’s show ahead of tonight’s final.
In a tweet earlier this morning, Leith said she wanted all three to win, but congratulated one of them with “bravo,” according to the BBC.
She quickly deleted the Tweet, and has since apologised for her giant gaff, blaming it on confusion from being in a different timezone. She has apparently been travelling in Bhutan.
Tonight’s final will see either Steven Carter-Bailey, Kate Lyon, or Sophie Faldo be crowned the winner.
“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,” her latest Tweet read.
Warning: If you click on the tweets below, the thread may reveal the winner mentioned in Leith’s deleted post.
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.
— Prue Leith (@PrueLeith) October 31, 2017
It has prompted an outburst of tweets, GIFs, and memes from fans, some claiming to understand that “mistakes happen,” while others are a little more disappointed.
Did Prue really just tweet the winner of bake off before the show airs?? ???? I mean I don't watch it out of solidarity for Sue and Mel but what a massive faux pa if it's real ????????#spoiler
— H (@nellylel) October 31, 2017
— Elliot Gonzalez (@elliot_gonzalez) October 31, 2017
— Charlotte❤️ (@xx_lotty) October 31, 2017
Not scrolling through my Twitter feed today because I don't wanna see the Bake Off spoiler ????????????
— Jenny in Neverland ✨ (@jennymarston_xo) October 31, 2017
Tonight’s final will air at 8.p.m. on Channel 4.