Vegan Week was always going to be controversial, and last night's episode of The Great British Bake Off certainly stirred discussion in and out of the tent. As well as being one of the most stressful episodes so far (that wonky cake), it also proved to be one of the most divisive, triggering conversations about health, climate change and ... conspiracy theories?
The toppling cake disaster teased last week turned out to be Ruby's, who watched it droop like a dollop of whipped cream while the other contestants squirmed in shock. Aside from the incident itself, the shots of contestants leaving the tent after presenting their bakes left some people confused and incredibly suspicious.
That falling cake scene felt very staged! When have the cameras ever filmed the bakers leaving the tent & followed them in to the field? #GBBO pic.twitter.com/81LjacYmjo— 🐾Alyssa Taylor💛🖤 (@MovieMarauder4) October 9, 2018
Rahul won the technical challenge, making perfect vegan meringues, while the signature challenge saw contestants bake eight savoury tartlets with two types of filling.
It was the showstopper, however, that almost stopped the show. Kim-Joy was named Star Baker for her delightful fox-themed cake, while Ruby's pink confection ended up looking more like a tribute to Salvador Dali.
In the end, Jon was sent home, a shock to viewers and contestants alike as he'd been a solid trooper up to that point. To be fair, his chances didn't seem too high from the get go: explaining that he has meat with every meal, he lobbied for a Kebab Week. Oh, what could have been.
Jon’s breakfast cereal. #VeganWeek #GBBO pic.twitter.com/DChwq8z0Ea— British Bake Off (@BritishBakeOff) October 9, 2018
Next week, things get multicultural as the contestants rise to the challenge of Danish Week. We can't wait to see how excited this makes resident Dane, Sandi Toksvig!
Twitter is always on fire during GBBO, but last night was something else...
My vegan lemon meringue pie. Do I win? #GBBO #VeganWeek pic.twitter.com/Ze9C2GniDY— Gutter Bookshop (@gutterbookshop) October 9, 2018
Trying something new
I'm not vegan, not even veggie, but I am very open to the idea of vegan recipes as they're normally a lot healthier, better for the environment and taste really good. All this hate at #GBBO vegan week is just moronic 🙄 try something new you bunch of sad twats.— Liz Brakell (@LizBrakell1) October 9, 2018
Our man Jon
Steve Bannon one claimed that guys like Tommy Robinson are the backbone of this country. Total garbage. Guys like Jon Bake Off, taking his daughters to ballet, wearing Hawaiian shirts and baking the absolute shit out of everything are the backbone of this country. Hero. #GBBO pic.twitter.com/1SDlA9rZxp— Tom Peck (@tompeck) October 9, 2018
"Jon" too soon
Omg they are all wearing Hawaiian shirts for John next week #GBBO pic.twitter.com/XdAumlIAgJ— chloe (@chloe_bottoms) October 9, 2018
Rahul on the moon
Imagine if Rahul was the first person to walk on the moon:— innocent drinks (@innocent) October 9, 2018
"This is one small step for a man. It's okay I suppose."#GBBO
Life in the fishbowl
Noel continues to bowl us over. #GBBO pic.twitter.com/0SEo8dxoMK— British Bake Off (@BritishBakeOff) October 9, 2018
You can't change society in a day
When throwing a dinner party, I cater for my vegan friends by not inviting them...#GBBO pic.twitter.com/htX1Cyxz8V— Marjorie Minge DBE (@MadameMinge) October 9, 2018
Rahul makes me want to quit work and just dedicate my life to make sure he is protected from the harsh world and remains innocent forevermore #gbbo— Sathnam Sanghera (@Sathnam) October 9, 2018