Great British Bake Off's Laura Adlington has beaten trolls back for criticizing them for Hermione's elimination after Tuesday's semi-finals.
Viewers were disappointed when the 31-year-old digital manager was spared alongside 31-year-old tank guard Dave and 20-year-old college student Peter, while the 39-year-old accountant, who drew attention to her speculator dishes throughout the series, sent home has been.
The finalist took to Twitter on Wednesday to address the backlash she's received for her co-star's exit and insisted, “It's easy to sit there on your sofa and judge. But I am a real person with feelings. & # 39;
& # 39; It's not my fault! & # 39; Great British Bake Off's Laura Adlington has beaten trolls back for criticizing them for Hermione's elimination after Tuesday's semi-finals
Born in Kent, Laura, who previously admitted that she was “scared” about signing up for the show amid trolling fears, wrote, “It's okay to be sad that your favorite person didn't go through, but please think that it's not my fault. "
& # 39; I don't make decisions. GBBO is all about kindness, and I haven't seen much of that here.
It's easy to sit there on your sofa and judge. But I am a real person with feelings. Please take a moment to ponder your words before judging someone you have never met and whose food you have never tried. & # 39;
In the exciting Pâtisserie Week, Hermione from London fell on the last hurdle and left the fans devastated when they declared: "I absolutely hate you in 2020!"
Unhappy: the audience was disappointed. The accountant, 39, who has drawn attention for her speculator dishes throughout the series, was sent home
Until the final! The 31-year-old digital manager Laura was spared next to the tank guard Dave (L) (31) and the student Peter (R) (20)
When the four contestants started the semifinals, Hermione should do reasonably well. Prue Leith told her: "This will be your day."
But things soon went downhill for the mother, and Judge Prue later reflected that her performance in the tent that week was "so disappointing".
After the result, viewers went on Twitter and expressed frustration that Hermione – who won the Star Baker two weeks in a row – got the boot.
"What planet does Hermione deserve to go to?" one viewer raged.
Tough week: In the exciting Pâtisserie Week, Hermione, who lives in London, fell on the last hurdle and left the fans devastated when they said: "I absolutely hate you in 2020!"
While another remarked, "Hermione leaving Laura is only pure 2020."
A third raged: “I absolutely hate you in 2020! Hermione was phenomenal. & # 39;
"Wrong decision by Paul and Prue tonight, heartbroken for my queen and true winner Hermione," tweeted a fourth.
& # 39; Hermione?!? REALLY?!?!? She has a bad casserole and THIS?!? In 2020 you still have some nasty surprises left. Hermione was robbed, scolded a fifth observer.
Another fan groaned: Baking is a solution – Hermione has a bad cheek and she's out … Unbelievable. "
While another emotional fan simply wrote, "I'm crying."
The signature challenge asked the bakers to make 12 savarins – a traditional French cake that is usually soaked in alcohol.
And while Peter triumphed (despite not consuming alcohol) and receiving a handshake from Paul Hollywood, Hermione did not fare so well as she ran into some problems and had to start baking again.
Outrage: When viewers went on Twitter after the result, they expressed frustration that Hermione – who had won the Star Baker two weeks in a row – had received the boot
The delay meant that she ran back and as a result her cakes weren't cooked properly.
The technical challenge posed by Judge Paul Hollywood didn't go much better as the bakers were hired to make a Danish cornucopia cake.
Baking turned out to be a nightmare challenge for the participants as all four struggled despite attempts at encouragement from hosts Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding.
Shock: Hermione was expected to do reasonably well. Prue Leith used to tell her: "This will be your day."
After her loss, Hermione said graciously, “I think everything has a reason. It was the right time for me. & # 39;
She also wrote an open letter to her fans that read, “What a summer 2020 was !! When I left my house that Tuesday morning in November 2019 (it feels like looking back at the 19th century !!!) I never thought I was going to fill out a GBBO form.
“In retrospect, I am so glad that I was encouraged to do so. It was an absolute privilege to have made it into the tent and to have baked together with 11 fantastic bakers, each with their own strength.
Gracious in defeat: After her loss, Hermione said graciously, “I think everything has a reason. It was the right time for me. & # 39;
& # 39; The camaraderie was amazing. The friendship meant that even though it was a competition, I always felt like I was competing against my better self. Never against the other bakers.
"I bake from the heart and all I wanted to do was put a smile on the judges' faces. Every week when they enjoyed my flavors, it filled my heart with so much joy."
The grand finale of the Great British Bake Off will air on Channel 4 on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Almost over: The grand finale of the Great British Bake Off will be broadcast on Channel 4 on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
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