A freezer is at the centre of one of the hottest TV rows in ages after viewers saw tempers boil over on last night’s Great British Bake Off.
Rejected contestant Ian Watters claimed rival Diana Bird removed his baked Alaska dessert from the freezer instead of her own, resulting in the confection melting in the heat as it awaited the judges’ verdict.
When it came to judging, Ian then presented Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood with the remains of his dessert, which he had thrown into a plastic rubbish bin.
As a result, reviewers have this morning branded Bird “the ice cream supervillain”, but she will live to bake another day, after Iain stormed off the set.
Afterwards, Berry called his behaviour “sort of unacceptable”, while Iain acknowledged: “I just have to learn to deal with my frustration in baking and try not to throw so much in the bin”.
Nevertheless, bosses of the Bake Off’s production crew have no doubt been rubbing their hands with glee at the thought of what a little friction in the show tent might do for viewing figures as the contest comes to a boil over the next few weeks.