Ruby Bhogal reveals Bake Off winner

Photo: Channel 4

After Prue Leith’s infamous spoiler cock-up last year, you would have thought Bake Off bosses would be keeping anyone connected to the show well away from social media.

But 12 months on after Prue prematurely letting slip online who the winner was, it’s ­happened again.

Only this time, it’s at the hands of contestant Ruby Bhogal.

Project manager Ruby, above, who is in next week’s semi-final alongside Kim-Joy, Rahul and Briony, was tricked into revealing who had won by a prankster pretending to be host Sandi Toksvig.

The 26-year-old man from Swansea set up a Twitter account — now suspended — that looked very similar to Sandy’s and fooled Ruby into chatting with him.

They shared a series of direct messages about this week’s Danish-themed episode, before he tricked Ruby into revealing she was “very happy” about the winning individual.

The prankster claimed he did it because he was “bored”.

He said: “It’s actually pretty easy to do really.

“You just make a fake profile of one of their friends and then they follow you.

“You then change your name and message them and they have no clue.”

Despite having seen the Twitter messages, we have decided not to share the name of the winner as it would spoil it for millions of fans.


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