Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

VIDEO: Baking Bad: Diana Says 'I Quit'

diana
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

6:03am 29th August 2014
(Updated 6:03am 29th August 2014)

The pensioner at the centre of the Great British Bake Off meltdown says she has quit after losing her sense of smell and taste.

Millions watched Diana take another contestant's melting ice cream out of the freezer, prompting sabotage claims.

That is despite presenter Sue Perkins and judge Paul Hollywood insisting that Iain's bowl was only left out for less than a minute.

Iain slung the collapsed baked Alaska into the bin when it turned into a melting mess and then walked out of the tent.

He returned to present the bin to Paul and Mary - who put him out of the show.

But now it has come out that, shortly afterwards, pensioner Diana Beard also left.

She insisted: "My leaving had nothing to do with Iain's baked alaska and in fact I was looking forward to pastry week."

The 70 year old has told The Guardian: "I don't want people to think I've wimped out. It's very sad that I had to go. Yes, it was hard work, of course it was, but the reason I had to leave the show was because I was down in Newbury and I fainted in the restaurant on the Friday night and I bashed my head and spent a night a night in Basingstoke A&E and I've lost my sense of taste and smell.

"It's an absolute bummer. My neurologist says it may never come back."

The BBC has put out a statement insisting that her departure has got nothing to do with bin-gate - but has received around 600 complaints from viewers who felt Iain was unfairly treated.

Diana said: ""Yes, I admit I took his ice-cream out of the freezer and this sounds terribly selfish but this was my space and I didn't even see him put it there. I honestly don't know why he put it there. The three of us on that side of the tent, Chetna, Nancy and myself, were told that this was our freezer to use and to manage it to the best of our ability.

"I don't regret taking his baked alaska out of the freezer. Of course I didn't do it viciously but we were all wanting a freezer and it was utter chaos, utter chaos. I thought he had his own freezer.

"His baked alaska was out for a very small amount of time. I was very surprised it was so liquid. We all had a limited amount of freezer space. But it's three months ago and I can't remember exactly whether his ice-cream was very liquidy when I took it out of the freezer but I think it must have been.

"It has to have been. It was very hot and it was horrendous. We were all having trouble and it was utter chaos. Why it was edited in such a way I don't know. I was there to be shot at. It was sad to end my time at Bake Off in such a way."

6:03am 29th August 2014

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
george michael

VIDEO: Singer George Michael Has Died

Bandmate and Cornwall's Andrew Ridgeley "heartbroken"

mario

VIDEO: Is Super Mario Run The Next Pokemon Go?

A brand new app for iOS has landed and everyone is excited

Most read
film

WATCH: Love Actually Gets A Sequel

And most of the main stars have signed up!

Pop star Cheryl confirms pregnancy in campaign launch

Pop star Cheryl confirms pregnancy in campaign launch

Singer Cheryl has confirmed her pregnancy by cradling her baby bump during a photoshoot for the launch of a new campaign aimed at raising the confidence of young people.

Top articles

'Suspicious' Death In Padstow

Cornwall News: A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Copeland by-election: Tories deliver historic win over Labour

National News: The Conservatives have delivered a massive blow to Labour by taking the supposedly ultra-safe Copeland seat by 2,147 votes.

VIDEO: Cats Die From 'Anti-Freeze Poisoning'

Cornwall News: Vets warn others are missing in Camborne and Redruth

Game of Thrones' Dark Hedges tree destroyed by Storm Doris

Showbiz News: A 200-year-old tree in a landmark avenue made famous by Game of Thrones has been destroyed by Storm Doris.

Nerve agent classed as 'weapon of mass destruction' killed Kim

World News: Kim Jong-Nam was murdered using a highly toxic chemical known as VX nerve agent, a preliminary report suggests.

Ranieri defied 5,000-1 odds - but it wasn't enough for Leicester

Sports News: In Monte Carlo last week, Usain Bolt attempted the greatest sporting selfie of all time at the star-studded Laureus Awards. 

Ancient microbes found trapped in crystals in Mexican cave system

Strange News: A population of microbes that are tens of thousands of years old has been discovered in a place called Hell.

Newer article

Chuckle Brothers v. Tinchy Stryder

Showbiz News: Kids' favourites team up with rapper for charity single

Older article

VIDEO: Bake Off Meltdown

Showbiz News: Paul Hollywood takes to Twitter as Diana reportedly quits show

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.