Bake Off's Paul Hollywood apologises for tasteless diabetes joke 3 years ago

Bake Off's Paul Hollywood apologises for tasteless diabetes joke

We all make mistakes.

Even Paul Hollywood, who on last night's episode of the Great British Bake Off made a joke at the expensive of diabetes sufferers.


The baking judge exclaimed that one of the contestant's bakes looked like "diabetes on a plate."

The dish was, in fact, a pile of Chelsea buns made during the show's semi-final and not a lifelong and sometimes debilitating condition caused by a lack of insulin.

Many were unimpressed by Paul's comment and they took to Twitter to tell him so - leading to Hollywood's eventual apology via Instagram.

"A sweet treat, Chelsea buns," he wrote, sharing a photo of some Chelsea buns.


"A remark re diabetes I made on tonight’s show was thoughtless and I meant no harm, as both my grandad and my own mother suffer/ suffered from diabetes. Apologies X."

Sound, lad.

This comes just a week before the Bake Off final, where either Alice, Steph, or David will be crowned the starriest of star bakers.

At this point, the 2019 winner is anybody's race, but judging by just how many times Steph has been named star baker this series (it's got to be like 17 now, right?), we're going to go ahead and guess that she's pretty much got this one in the bag.


Or the oven, wha?

The Great British Bake Off continues next week on Channel 4.