Great British Bake Off viewers accuse show of racism as second BAME contestant Makbul Patel is sent home in two weeks

GREAT British Bake Off viewers accuse the show of racism as the second BAME contestant is sent home in two weeks.

Makbul Patel was sent home on Tuesday's episode despite fellow baker Rowan suffering three disastrous bakes.

Then in last week's episode, Loriea's over-flavoured food meant she was the first contestant eliminated – even though Linda's Bob Marley showstopper was missing a mouth and eyes.

However, furious fans have slammed the show as the first two people eliminated were BAME contestants.

One viewer said: "bake off racist gbbo rigged ,,, not them sending two poc off on the first two weeks when there were so many worse white people, this week they were especially obvious lmaooo 💀💀💀 peter best boy tho love him xx"

A second said: "Second racist sending home in the space of 2 weeks, eh #BakeOff"

A third remarked: "Bake off is racist too now rip my soul"

A fourth accused the show: "BAKE OFF IS RACIST"

The Sun Online has contacted Channel 4 for comment.

While the show faces "fix" allegations every year, this is the first time fans have accused the show of racial bias.

Bake Off winner Nadiya Hassain, 31, revealed she suffers so much vile racist abuse it is "part of my life".

The mum-of-three said in 2016: “I expect to be shoved, pushed or verbally abused. It happens. It’s happened for years.”

But the Luton-born Muslim, praised for her positive community role, tells today’s Desert Island Discs: "I love being British and I love living here, this is my home and it always will be regardless of all the other things that define me.

"This is my home and I want my kids to be proud of that and I don't want them to grow up with a chip on their shoulder, so I live as positively as I can."

Week two of Bake Off 2020 was biscuit themed, with the contestants challenged to create chocolate Florentines, macaroons and a 3D meal showstopper.

After his exit, Mak said: "I just felt it in my bones it was me. I know I gave it everything. It was a privilege to be here."

Mak failed to impress the judges with his "clumsy" biscuit teapot.

But fans were shocked Rowan wasn't eliminated, who didn't finish his waistcoat Florentines – with just half a dozen covered in chocolate.

Then he placed in last with his "peculiar piped" macarons.

Even his showstopper failed, with Paul saying of his Worse Things Happen At Sea project: "It does look like a lighthouse but it tastes like rubber."


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