Tuesday 24 January 2017

Baker Ruby Tandoh, previously accused of hitting on Paul Hollywood, comes out as a lesbian

Published 03/04/2015 | 14:08

Baking up a storm: 'Great British Bake Off's' Ruby Tandoh is an ex-model
Baking up a storm: 'Great British Bake Off's' Ruby Tandoh is an ex-model

Former The Great British Bake Off Contestant Ruby Tandoh was previously trolled online for ‘flirting’ with judge Paul Hollywood.

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The 22-year-old baker and food writer posted a video of Diana Ross’ hit song ‘I’m Coming Out’ to make the announcement.

Ruby Tandoh (extreme left) had been accused of flirting with Paul Hollywood (right)
Ruby Tandoh (extreme left) had been accused of flirting with Paul Hollywood (right)

"Me to my parents today. Feeling lucky and joyful and free. Over and Out,” she said.

The talented food blogger thanked her fans for their support and positivity, but also hit out at those who trolled her in the past.

Kimberley Wilson, Ruby Tandoh and eventual winner Frances Quinn made The Great British Bake Off final
Kimberley Wilson, Ruby Tandoh and eventual winner Frances Quinn made The Great British Bake Off final

“p.s. for those who thought I fancied Paul Hollywood or that I'd ever bang him to get ahead - JOKE'S ON YOU, YOU MASSIVE SHITTING MISOGYNISTS,” she wrote online.

In response, Hollywood questioned her motives for the tweet.

Baking up a storm: 'Great British Bake Off's' Ruby Tandoh is an ex-model
Baking up a storm: 'Great British Bake Off's' Ruby Tandoh is an ex-model

“Very happy for you Ruby... but why do you feel it necessary bringing me into your announcement?” he replied directly to her.

A subsequent tweet sent by the 49-year-old read, "For all those having a pop over what I said I'm thinking of my family seeing it too."

The Great British Bake Off, which features Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, is in the running for a TV Bafta
The Great British Bake Off, which features Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, is in the running for a TV Bafta

In 2013, when Ruby was a participant on the popular show, Paul was going through highly public marital troubles with his long term wife Alexandra.

After it was revealed that Hollywood had been having an affair with American chef, Marcela Valladolid, Alexandra forced him to leave the family home.

They later reconciled their marriage.

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