Yesterday was a big, scary and exciting day for Great British Bake-Off contestant Ruby Tandoh, who came out as a lesbian in the best way.
In her announcement, she also took the opportunity to hit back at those her who accused her of flirting with Paul Hollywood during her time on the show in an attempt to get ahead. WOOP!
However, 49-year-old Paul has now blasted Ruby for ‘bringing him in’ to her announcement, explaining that he wasn’t best pleased with the wording in her tweet. Interesting.
The 22-year-old came out by sharing Diana Ross’ hit single ‘I’m Coming Out’.
We see what you did there. BRILLIANT.
Alongside the video, she wrote: “me to my parents today. feeling lucky and joyful and f r e e. over and Out.
“& to all the bros who hate social media, who pit it against ‘real life’- i never would’ve had courage to be me w/out twitter’s queer queens [sic]“
She then added: “p.s. for those who thought I fancied Paul Hollywood or that I’d ever bang him to get ahead – JOKE’S ON YOU, YOU massive SH*TTING MISOGYNISTS [sic]“
Whilst we were merely tsk-tsking at the bad language, the baker was seemingly more than a little unimpressed at her decision to bash those who wrongly accused her of flirting during GBBO.
Taking to Twitter himself, he wrote: “Very happy for you Ruby… but why do you feel it necessary bringing me into your announcement?”
He later explained: “it’s the wording not the content as my family do see this too..”
Hmmm. Okay, so ‘bang’ isn’t our fave word, but we can definitely understand why Ruby wants to clear up all the rumours and blast the haters and trolls once and for all.
And besides, we should just be celebrating the lovely lady today and nothing else really.
Four for you Ruby, you go Ruby.
She didn’t let Paul’s response get to her anyway, later thanking all her followers for their support and lovely comments.
She wrote: “THANK YOU all for a response that made me feel like I’d been swaddled in the rainbow flag and cradled like a baby. all Pride, no prejudice.
“and to those who came out yesterday, spurred on by the love/support you saw on here - I am so f**king happy for you and a bit teary too tbh.”
We know we said it yesterday, but we are seriously happy that she is happy and that she has slammed the haters once and for all.
All the love from us, Ruby.
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