I was on Great British Bake Off and my Baked Alaska was sabotaged by my co-star but I blame the BBC, says Iain Watters

GREAT British Bake Off star Iain Watters has said he blames the BBC for causing the show’s most controversial moment when his Baked Alaska was “sabotaged”

The 39-year-old famously binned his melted dessert after it had been removed from the freezer by his co-star Diana Beard.

Iain Watters starred on the 2014 series of Bake OffCredit: Kevin Dunnett – The Sun
Diana Beard was cruelly trolled online

Diana Beard was cruelly trolled onlineCredit: PA:Press Association

He was sent home by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood that week, back in 2014.

In an interview with the Guardian at the time, Iain said it was “unfair” the BBC show was edited to make Diana look bad.

She was hit by a torrent of abuse when the episode aired and left the show the same week over health concerns.

Iain said: “I feel bad for Diana because she’s had quite a mauling on Twitter and I don’t like all the nasty comments that have been directed towards her.

“I think it’s a bit unfair and I do think they could have edited the episode a bit better.”

He doesn’t believe he should have left the competition that week.

“It was more of a technical error than a baking error and it maybe should have been taken into account a bit more,” he continued.

“There was a lot of discussion afterwards off camera between the contestants and a lot of the bakers thought they shouldn’t have thrown anyone off the show that week because of the way it happened.

Iain adds there were “quite a lot of tears on the day”, but he has no regrets.

“I don’t regret throwing it in the bin. I would do it again,” he said.

“I didn’t want to serve something in that state. I’m not a complete perfectionist but I’m someone who likes things to turn out as I intended them to. It was more frustration.”

Bake Off host at the time Sue Perkins defended the incident, saying: “Iain’s Alaska was out of the freezer for 40 secs. That’s it. No sabotage. 40 secs of normal temp would NOT be enough to reduce it to liquid.”

Iain furiously binned his 'ruined' Baked Alaska

Iain furiously binned his ‘ruined’ Baked AlaskaCredit: WENN
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