The Great British Bake Off star George Aristidou has released a statement to hit back at vicious trolls after he was bombarded with nasty comments.
George, 34, took to social media to brand the vile behaviour as “hateful”.
He had been voted as one of the bottom two bakers this week in the eyes of the show’s judges, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.
Thankfully for the contestant, he avoided the chop as Amanda was instead given the boot during Pie Week.
She became the sixth person to leave the baking competition.
George said on his Instagram Stories: “I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all the kind-hearted people who are supporting ALL the bakers with true bake-off spirit!
“You guys are amazing!”
He continued: “To the minority who feel it’s ok to privately message hateful opinions to make people feel bad about themselves is not cool.
“Can I just remind you it’s a baking show that we all auditioned for and you do not have to go out of your way to spread hate.”
He ended the post by adding the hashtags: “#bekind, #spreadlovenothate and #whodiedandmadeyouthejudge.”
He opted against sharing what the negative comments sent to him said.
Next week sees the competition take on Caramel Week in which the bakers will have to put their own unique twist on a classic caramel tart in the Signature challenge.
In the Technical test, contestants will have to make a biscuit bar, while in the Showstopper they will be tasked with creating a dessert encased in a sugar dome.
Earlier this week Pastry Week descended into chaos, with a number of bakers left fearing the worst for their showstoppers.
Viewers hailed the episode the “most stressful ever” as Amanda battled to save her pie, while hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas watched on in horror.
Even fan favourite Giuseppe couldn’t bring himself to watch the moment, with viewers laughing over his facial expressions being how they were all feeling.
Many fans took to twitter to comment on their high levels of stress.
One viewer said: “What a disaster Amanda,” while another agreed and said: “Oh god Amanda, I can’t watch.”
A third commented: “This is the most stressful episode of #gbbo I’ve ever watched. Myself and @jackpowerIT have just been shouting ‘NOOOOO!’ for the past 5 minutes.”
Catch up with all the drama on 4OD now.Internet Explorer Channel Network