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Bake Off cheating accusations rife

25th Oct 2018

Is there another controversy before the gingham alter?

With the final looming, Bake Off passion is at fever pitch - and while that does bring a whole lot of excitement, there is an unfortunate side effect of negativity too. This season is no exception, with Rahul now coming under fire for cheating during the technical challenge. Some viewers are accusing him of spending more time on his seven-layered torta setteveli cake than the others, as he's filmed adding decorations while walking up to present his cake on the gingham alter. This isn't the first time that bakers have been accused of spending more time on a bake than was strictly allowed (remember Manon and not removing her acetate before presenting a barely set bake to the judges earlier in the series?), but after many are already frustrated with the decision to keep Rahul in after a dreadful Danish week, it's fair to say he's an easy target at present. The outcry about it on Twitter is real, and #Rahul was trending on Twitter after The Great British Bake Off had finished on Tuesday evening. It's not all negativity though, as some are determined to defend Rahul... What do you think - was Rahul a cheater? Or is he being unfairly judged?

Come and have your say over on the Baking Heaven Facebook page now!

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