The Great British Bake Off. Not much skills, female tears and a winner so thin who makes me doubt of her love for great cooking, baking.Which Tandoh dismissed with:
'female tears'?! And what has anyone's size got to do with it? I don’t care if you're a patisserie king – don't be an idiot."Meanwhile the Daily Mail went a step further and speculated that Paul Hollywood, one of the two judges on the show and who had just left his wife, was sweet on Tandoh and favouring her while also in the Daily Mail, celebrity chef Nigel Slater, amongst others, was accusing the show of being biased against male contestants anyway.
Here's why I think people are so free with their dislike of Tandoh: because they follow the same narrative the media does, and they know that when a woman does well, step number two is always to give her a pummelling. Leave your high-achieving female in a warm place to prove, and once well-risen, knock her back with both fists. And Tandoh has committed the terrible crime of caring visibly about the competition, when it's widely agreed that women are silly things and baking is a silly, woman-y thing. Imagine crying about the consistency of the mousse in your Charlotte royale!Oh, and in the end? Over nine million saw Frances Quinn win the series, whom it seems nobody had spread any saucy rumours about.
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