GREAT British Bake Off viewers were left seething at Paul Hollywood after the judge used Mary Berry’s signature “soggy bottom” line on last night’s show.
The famous chef, 53, came under fire after using Mary’s synonymous catchphrase when examining the bakers’ Maids of Honour.
Prue Leith tasked the contestants with making 12 of the bakes, which are puff pastry cases filled with lemon curd and cheese.
And when it was finally time to asses the technical challenge, Paul couldn’t resist bringing back an old favourite innuendo.
He joked: “You do need to bake it blind, or you do get a soggy bottom.”
And while the remark left some viewers feeling nostalgic, it seemed others wanted it left with former judge Mary Berry.
Another wrote: “You can’t say “soggy bottom” anymore. Not since our Mary left….
Meanwhile last night’s show saw fans brand it a “fix” after Paul and Prue Leith send Phil Thorne home – despite other bakers suffering “catastrophes”.
The 56-year-old was given his marching orders, even though the judges named Priya O’Shea and Michael Chakraverty as baking bunglers.
One viewer raged: “Total fix and disgrace sending Phil home. Done for viewing figures not baking. Come back BBC.”
Another said: “Hhhmmm is it rigged? No way should Phil have goot the boot. Priya was disasterous this week.”
Countless others were on the brink of hysteria, tweeting the likes of: “I’m ringing in sick tomorrow. This is bulls***. JUSTICE FOR PHIL.”
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Phil was sent home following dairy week, with the judges unimpressed by his lacklustre showstopper – despite others having what viewers felt was a worse week.
Judge Paul Hollywood explained: “Paul was shocked and he had justification to be shocked because it was that tight.”
Explaining his decision, he pointed to his showstopper, saying: “It was a bit too boring, a little bit too simple.”
But fans did not accept the reasoning, with one writing: “Priya or Michael should have gone. Okay he wasn’t great but he was better those other two.”
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