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What was Prue Leith’s Bake Off winner 2017 gaffe revealing Sophie Faldo and when else have celebs spoiled results shows?

PRUE Leith truly stuck her face in the batter when she revealed that the winner of The Great British Bake Off was Sophie Faldo on Twitter hours before the final was set to air. Here’s all you…

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PRUE Leith truly stuck her face in the batter when she revealed that the winner of The Great British Bake Off was Sophie Faldo on Twitter hours before the final was set to air.

Here's all you need to know about just what Paul Hollywood's co-judge did, the impact it's had and what she said about it after…..

 Everything was going so well for Channel 4's Bake Off until Prue took the cake out too early Everything was going so well for Channel 4's Bake Off until Prue took the cake out too early

What happened when Prue Leith tweeted who won Bake Off 2017?

Prue Leith gave away the results of the Bake Off 2017 final by congratulating the eventual winner, Sophie Faldo, on Twitter at 10.37am, Tuesday October 31.

This was more than eleven hours before viewers would learn who won the series on Channel 4.

So naturally a lot of people were upset that the tweet – which Prue deleted soon after it went online – had told them which of the three finalists had won.

Prue had intended to congratulate the winner, and wrote: "No one told me judging a #gbbo final would be so emotional. I wanted them all to win."

She then said "bravo" to the baking champ, who lifted the trophy months ago during filming.

 

 

Why did Prue Leith tweet who won Bake Off 2017?

While it seemed as though she'd fallen foul of a tweet scheduling error, or simply forgot the show had not been on yet, Prue actually made the mistake due to a time difference in South Asia.

Talking from 4774 miles away, Prue told PA: "I'm in Bhutan. The time difference is massive.

"I thought that they got it six hours ago. I'm in too much of a state to talk about it. I f***** up."

She also posted a tweet reading: "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."

Speaking on This Morning on Wednesday November 22, Prue added: "I quickly tweeted, as soon as it went I thought, ‘Oh my God!’ I went into a panic mode.

"I couldn’t work for my phone and I couldn’t think how to delete it quickly. I rang my trusted PA and she’d already deleted it. It was 89 seconds after I’d done it but it was already too late.
“I felt suicidal, awful. The thing that upset me the most was that this would take attention off the winner.

"And Sophie has worked for months and months for this moment. The column inches would be about my tweet and not her triumph.

"I emailed her and she said, ‘Don’t be silly’. Actually everybody was really nice about it. Celebrities would tweet me and say, ‘It’s exactly what I could have done’.

"But you have to be a real idiot to do that. We had kept it secret for eight years until I come along and screw up!”

 Which of these finalists will take the prize? A lot of people now know Which of these finalists will take the prize? A lot of people now know

What was the reaction to Prue's mistake online?

Most Bake Off fans were devastated that the result of what would have been a nail-biting hour and a half of telly had been revealed to them.

But while many described it as a "nightmare", jokes began rolling in thick and fast, with many people posting triumphant pics and GIFs of Prue's "rival" – former Bake Off judge Mary Berry.

Others posted gags like: "Going as Prue Leith's Twitter fail for Halloween."

Another, referencing Kevin Spacey's controversial response to sexual assault allegations, wrote: "Prue Leith is now choosing to live life as a gay man."

Has this kind of TV show spoiler happened before?

While Bake Off has never suffered this level of results spoiler before – probably due to how far ahead it is recorded – it has happened on other shows.

On October 8, Strictly contestant Debbie McGee let slip to listeners of her own Radio Berkshire show that Rev Richard Coles had left the dance contest that week.

That was broadcast on Sunday morning, a whole 11 hours before viewers would have learned who went.

of course the #Strictly result wasn't a *total* shock for anyone who listened to Debbie McGee's radio show this morning (turn sound on) pic.twitter.com/D6YLHkTUjr

— Shaun Kitchener (@ShaunKitchener) October 8, 2017

And Strictly star Simon Rimmer, who left the show this weekend, was heard saying on his live Channel 4 programme Sunday Brunch ahead of the results show: "It's been an incredible journey, yeah."

For some fans, this confirmed that he had left the show, which was of course proven to be true many hours later on BBC One.

Also in October, X Factor star Talia Dean posted a video to pals online revealing who would be leaving in that coming Saturday's show.

She also revealed a huge twist that happened, leaving show bosses livid.

 Olly Murs messed up by sending the right person home at the wrong time Olly Murs messed up by sending the right person home at the wrong time

Much less catastrophic mistakes like this happen very regularly on The X Factor during the live shows.

In 2015 Olly Murs caused a huge stink and prompted fix claims by telling Monica Michael she was leaving the singing show before the judging vote result had even been decided.

He had jumped the gun before hearing the final judges' vote.

In the end Monica went home anyway which left viewers confused and suspicious.

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Mel B’s Christmas plans are left in tatters after bitter divorce with Stephen Belafonte

MEL B’s Christmas plans have been left in tatters by bitter ex STEPHEN BELAFONTE. The former Spice Girl – who saw her divorce from the film ­producer finalised last week – was hoping to spend the f…

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MEL B’s Christmas plans have been left in tatters by bitter ex STEPHEN BELAFONTE.

The former Spice Girl – who saw her divorce from the film ­producer finalised last week – was hoping to spend the festive season in Leeds with her family and three daughters.

 Mel B will not be able to celebrate Christmas this year with her six-year-old daughterGetty – Contributor Mel B will not be able to celebrate Christmas this year with her six-year-old daughter

But the plan was scuppered after Stephen, who shares custody of daughter Madison, refused permission for the six-year-old to leave the US. And my sources claim this also dashed her plans to meet with the other Spice Girls on December 21 to discuss their reunion.

One said: “The divorce may be done, but the bad blood is still there. Stephen is refusing to give her permission to take Madison to Leeds for Christmas, with her other kids, Phoenix and Angel.

“There’s no way Mel would go without Madison.

"And she can’t fly her family out to LA as many have other commitments over the festive period.

 The former Spice Girl was planning to spend Christmas with her three daughters in LeedsSplash News The former Spice Girl was planning to spend Christmas with her three daughters in Leeds  Stephen Belafonte will not let their six-year-old daughter leave the US for the holidaysSplash News Stephen Belafonte will not let their six-year-old daughter leave the US for the holidays

"It has also caused problems because she was planning to meet the other Spice Girls in London before going to Leeds.”

The source went on to claim Stephen, who will earn millions from his divorce, is “hell-bent” on making Mel’s life a misery.

They revealed he has even threatened to haul her into court again after an accounting issue delayed payments from her.

Mel is clearly well shot of him.

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War over Vardy's

REBEKAH and JAMIE VARDY have a bidding war after two TV channels approached them to do their own reality show.

ITV and Channel 5 are both keen on signing the couple for an At Home With The Vardys-style show.

 Rebekah and Jamie Vardy are trying to get their own reality showSplash News Rebekah and Jamie Vardy are trying to get their own reality show

My source told me: “Rebekah got the nation talking with her no-nonsense attitude on I’m A Celeb, and bosses think she’d be great for a fly-on-the-wall series.

“And while she appeals to female viewers, Jamie would get guys tuning in.

"They are big personalities and aren’t shy about saying what they think. And with two channels interested, the money could be considerable.”

But TV chiefs may have their work cut out in ­signing Rebekah.

 Sources say Rebekah was shaken up by the backlash she faced when she left the junglePA:Press Association Sources say Rebekah was shaken up by the backlash she faced when she left the jungle Rebekah Vardy reveals she's struggling with 'horrific' social media backlash after I'm A Celebrity Iain Lee bullying row

My source added: “She was taken aback by some of the negativity she faced coming out of the ­jungle.

"It’s made her extra cautious about doing reality TV. So it will have to be a ­fantastic deal to tempt her.”

Fingers crossed it will happen. While the Vardys aren’t quite the KARDASHIANS, they could be a ratings hit.

Camila belle of the Ball

CAMILA CABELLO looked red hot as she took to the stage to wow fans at the Jingle Ball this weekend.

She stole the spotlight by performing in a festive outfit of red corset and braces, white shirt and black hotpants for the concert in Atlanta, US.

 Camila Cabello performed at the Jingle Ball in Atlanta, Georgia in the USGetty Images – Getty Camila Cabello performed at the Jingle Ball in Atlanta, Georgia in the US  Camila's ex-bandmates congratulated her backstageGetty Images – Getty Camila's ex-bandmates congratulated her backstage

And if she was bothered by the not-at-all-awkward decision to schedule her former bandmates Fifth Harmony on the same bill, she didn’t show it. Her show came little more than a year after the girls performed as a five-piece at the Jingle Ball in Dallas.

But that probably feels like a lifetime ago to Camila, who has since managed to rack up one of the best singles of the year with smash hit Havana.

Maybe, in the spirit of Christmas, her ex-bandmates ALLY BROOKE, LAUREN JAUREGUI, DINAH JANE and NORMANI KORDEI decided to congratulate her backstage.

But on the other hand, maybe not.

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Roman ruins it for Rocco

MADONNA’s son Rocco Ritchie is devastated after his latest girlfriend dumped him – and started dating Capital DJ ROMAN KEMP instead.

Rocco, whose dad is filmmaker GUY RITCHIE, was given the elbow by singer and model CHANTELLE LEE recently. And sources say he has been “in pieces” since the split.

But while Rocco was licking his wounds, Chantelle didn’t hang around. She was spotted on a date with Roman – the son of SPANDAU BALLET star ­MARTIN KEMP – at London’s Soho House on Friday.

A pal told me: “Chantelle was fed up with Rocco’s reluctance to commit, and despite him being older than her she found him immature.”

Now it’s bitten the dust, he probably wishes he had waited longer to introduce her to dad Guy.

Idris hitched again riddle

IDRIS ELBA is at the centre of a marriage riddle – months after he swore off walking down the aisle again.

I revealed in September that the British actor was dating actress and model SABRINA DHOWRE, who was crowned Miss Vancouver in 2014.

 It doesn't look like Idris Elba has sworn off getting married after allSplash News It doesn't look like Idris Elba has sworn off getting married after all

Now TV presenter MAYA JAMA has posted a photo on Instagram of her and boyfriend STORMZY with the couple – and referred to Idris’s girlfriend of ten months as his “wife”.

A source said: “It could just be a slip of the tongue but it’s possible that they could have got wed in secret.”

After revealing their romance I warned Sabrina not to book a church after twice-divorced Idris was quizzed about the chances of going down on one knee again.

He said: “Am I ever gonna get remarried? I don’t think so.

 Stormzy's girlfriend posted a photo referring to Idris's girlfriend of ten months as a 'wife'PA:Press Association Stormzy's girlfriend posted a photo referring to Idris's girlfriend of ten months as a 'wife'

“Marriage is an institution of sorts, and I’ve done it. It’s not for everybody. It’s not my life’s calling.”

If they have wed, hopefully it’s third time lucky for Idris. His first marriage to make-up artist Hanne Norgaard – mother of his teenage daughter Isan – ended after four years in 2003.

And six weeks after tying the knot with property lawyer Sonya Hamlin in 2006, they split. Last year he split from girlfriend Naiyana Garth, the mother of his year-old son Winston.

Last night reps for Idris did not respond for comment.

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The happy couple stepped out in London last night but Sabrina failed to flash a diamond.

Maybe it’s still winging its way over on Santa’s sleigh.

Sex And The City let down

SEX And The City actress SARAH JESSICA PARKER disappointed charity bosses after she pulled out of EVA LONGORIA’s Global Gift Gala in Dubai last weekend.

That is despite organisers having auctioned off lucrative meet-and-greets with her. I hear Jessica backed out after learning she wasn’t going to be paid for her appearance.

But organisers of the gala, which has previously attracted the likes of VICTORIA BECKHAM, insist it was due to an “unforeseen scheduling conflict”.

A source said: “They felt very left down when she cancelled.”

Hadid she do that?

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HERE’S GIGI HADID doing her best Walk Like An Egyptian pose – and in a sequined gold dress slashed to her thigh she looks a right sphinxy minx.

The US model was posing for fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier to appear on the cover of Vogue Germany.

At Milan Fashion Week in September, she modelled Versace pieces from past and future collections.

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X Factor’s Jay Cutkelvin cosies up to Larissa Eddie during night out in Surrey

X Factor’s Jay Cutkelvin was spotted getting cosy with socialite Larissa Eddie during night out at Tulleys Farm. The pair were spotted joking around with some mistletoe at the celebrity hotspot on …

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X Factor’s Jay Cutkelvin was spotted getting cosy with socialite Larissa Eddie during night out at Tulleys Farm.

The pair were spotted joking around with some mistletoe at the celebrity hotspot on Friday night.

Tulleys Farm Tulleys Farm

Jay was visiting the Farm’s Bavarian nights with his siblings Shereen and Kyle when he caught Larissa’s eye.

The group enjoyed some time on the ice rink before mucking around on the fairground attractions.

A passerby said the band were bombarded by fans when they arrived and that the group stopped to talk to everyone.

Earlier this month the Scottish super-group hit the town with this year’s X Factor winners Rak-Su.

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Since leaving the show, Jay, Kyle and Shereen have been readying themselves to take on the charts – this time with their younger brother in tow.

Shereen exclusively told The Sun Online that Brandon, 16, is already “in rehearsals” so he can join the group as soon as their time in the competition comes to an end.

She said: “He's in training right now…he came to live shows and we asked him what he thought and if he'd be able to do it and he said yes.

“So he's willing to do it and we want him here as well.

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Susanna Constantine’s had nits for three years and is having them hoovered out as a last ditch resort

SUSANNA Constantine has revealed she’s had nits for three years and claims she can’t get rid of them because they’re “immune” to treatment. The TV star has now resorted to having a £200 hoover trea…

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SUSANNA Constantine has revealed she’s had nits for three years and claims she can’t get rid of them because they’re “immune” to treatment.

The TV star has now resorted to having a £200 hoover treatment to suck up the “super-nits”.

 Susanna Constantine has revealed she has had nits for three yearsRex Features Susanna Constantine has revealed she has had nits for three years

Writing in the Mail On Sunday, 55-year-old Susanna explained: “My head lice, and the nits – or eggs – they produce have been immoveable, immune to lotions, potions and good advice, driving me to an itchy distraction, not to mention social Siberia.”

The treatment will see Susanna having the lice and eggs sucked off her scalp with a large suction tube.

Susanna revealed her problem with nits would horrify her What Not What Wear co-star Trinny Woodall, who would scream: “Ugh! Have you got nits again?”

Her problem with the mites has seen Susanna shamed by hairdressers, one who refused to colour her hair because of an infestation.

 She forked out £200 to have them hoovered off of her scalpBrian Roberts – The Sun She forked out £200 to have them hoovered off of her scalp

She explained: “It has been all the more humiliating as people still imagine that nits belong to children and the great unwashed. Neither is the case.

“Nits have no preference for clean hair or dirty hair.”

After having the costly treatment, Susanna revealed she’d finally managed to get rid of the lice.

But there’s no guarantee they won’t come back.

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