Bake Off hit with hundreds of Ofcom complaints over Jurgen's exit after fans complained it was a fix

FANS of The Great British Bake Off rushed to Ofcom to complain about Jürgen Krauss' shock exit from the show last week.

The German baker impressed viewers throughout his time on the Channel 4 show with his elaborate bakes but was booted from Bake Off the week before the final.

Despite wining the technical on last week's GBBO, the 56-year-old's showstopper caused him to fall at the final hurdle and he was voted off a week before the final.

As a result more than 100 people sent in complaints to the media watchdog to complain the show was 'fixed' against him.

In its latest weekly report, Ofcom revealed it had received 115 complaints about last Tuesday's semi-final episode.

Bristol resident and fan favourite Giuseppe ended up winning the 2021 season after going up against client relationship manager Crystelle, and sales manager Chig in the final.

Despite Giuseppe's popularity many fans still claimed Jürgen was the 'people's champion' and the results were fixed.

"I am speechless. Jurgen leaving was 100% the wrong decision," wrote one angry fan on Twitter.

Another added: "I’ve got to be honest, I’m still feeling a sense of betrayal that they got rid of Jurgen last week."

And a third wrote: "And the true winner is …Jurgen."

Giuseppe's win means the Italians sweep the Eurovision song contest, Euro 2020, the 100m final at the Olympics (as well as being the incredible joint winner in the high jump too) and now, and most importantly of course, The Great British Bake Off throne.

The final showstopper challenge of 2021 tasked the finalists with creating a Mad Hatter's Tea Party display using both sweet and savoury treats, and showcasing a minimum of four baking disciplines.

Giuseppe opted for a giant tear-and-share brioche mushroom, with mango and passionfruit "drink me" panna cottas, heart-shaped orange and fig muffins, and an asparagus and pea filled choux caterpillar.

The showstopper proved to be a winner after he came bottom in the technical with burnt Belgian buns.



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