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Bake Off's Tandoh comes out as gay

Published 02/04/2015

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)

Former Great British Bake Off finalist Ruby Tandoh has come out as gay and said the joke is on the "misogynists" who accused her of flirting with the show's judge Paul Hollywood to get ahead.

Hollywood was forced to deny claims he gave the then-21-year-old former model preferential treatment because of her looks when she made it to the 2013 final of the hit BBC baking show.

Tandoh posted a link to the Diana Ross hit I'm Coming Out on her Twitter account, saying: " me to my parents today. feeling lucky and joyful and free. over and Out."

She added: " 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 s****ing misogynists".

Hollywood spoke out during the series after fans pointed to an on-screen flirtation between the pair and said the suggestion that Tandoh's appearance had improved her chances on the show was "rubbish".

Tandoh eventually lost out in the final to Frances Quinn.

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