The Great British Bake Off host Sandi Toksvig made a jokey dig at baker Henry Bird’s dating situation amid rumours he and fellow contestant Alice Fevronia had sparked a romance on the show.
During a particularly tough, festival-themed week, Henry asked for Sandi’s help during the technical challenge as he tried to roll pastry for his deep fried Italian creation.
As Sandi stepped up to the pasta machine, he said: ‘Can you crank clockwise? Clockwise – yeah that way.’
The presenter replied: ‘I know clockwise, darling.’
As the pastry slowly made its way through the roller, Henry – who told Paul Hollywood to ‘shut up’ in the episode after getting a Hollywood Handshake – prompted her to go ‘a bit faster’.
‘You’re quite bossy. Wouldn’t be your girlfriend,’ Sandi joked as the pair fell about laughing.
Although the episode was filmed months ago, it comes amid speculation that Henry and Alice were in a relationship.
The rumours were first sparked when they were spotted leaving sweet comments on each other’s Instagram photos.
Alice then shared snaps of them spending time together away from the Channel 4 cameras.
However it seems the claims, which originated in The Sun, aren’t true.
After reports about their rumoured romance were published, Alice took to Instagram to share a picture of her hanging out with Henry, Michael and David.
She captioned the image: ‘But how many couples can you see…?’ along with a picture of a face palm emoji.
In addition to Alice’s cryptic response, Digital Spy reports that they have learned the rumours that Henry and Alice are dating are categorically untrue.
Sorry to sink your festival buns, Bake Off fans, but it looks like #Halice won’t be a thing any time soon.
Festival week saw the tent say an emotional goodbye to Michael, who was sent packing by the judges.
The Great British Bake Off airs Tuesdays at 8pm on Channel 4.
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