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Blanc admits Bake Off faux pas

Raymond Blanc has admitted he made a "faux pas" when he ranted about The Great British Bake Off.

The Michelin-starred chef sparked controversy when he posted a message online about the finalists in the BBC Two show.

"The Great British Bake Off. Not much skills, female tears," he wrote.

And apparently referring to Ruby Tandoh, who did not go on to win the series, he added "a winner so thin who makes me doubt of her love for great cooking, baking."

Now he tells the Daily Mirror: "We can all make a faux pas. You have to laugh about yourself, grow up and apologise.

"That was the first time in 40 years I did a faux pas, I'm a good boy normally."

Raymond said that he still had the final recorded and added: "I think it's quite wonderful that the British people are connecting food with the culture.

"That's marvellous to see. And these TV programmes like Bake Off about food. It's encouraging and brilliant."

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