Great British Bake Off viewers criticise Rebs, 23, for asking other bakers for help

Great British Bake Off viewers criticise Northern Irish student Rebs, 23, for asking other bakers for help with her macarons – and say contestants should be BANNED from assisting each other

  • SPOILER ALERT: Great British Bake Off fans all had same complaint yesterday
  • The second episode saw the 11 amateur bakers compete in ‘biscuit week’ 
  • But fans were left annoyed when Rebs, 23, asked her fellow bakers for help 

Great British Bake Off viewers all had the same complaint following the second episode of the Channel 4 programme.

The show, which aired last night, saw the 11 amateur bakers compete in ‘biscuit week’ – where judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith asked the contestants to make macarons, Garibaldi biscuits and a mask made of biscuit.

However, fans were left annoyed when Northern Irish student Rebs, 23, asked her fellow bakers for help with her feline themed macarons.

One person said on Twitter: ‘Ban helping on #GBBO. That’s the only way this becomes fair.’

Great British Bake Off viewers all had the same complaint following the second episode of the Channel 4 programme - with some saying bakers shouldn't help each other (pictured)

Great British Bake Off viewers all had the same complaint following the second episode of the Channel 4 programme – with some saying bakers shouldn’t help each other (pictured)

The show, which aired last night, saw the 11 amateur bakers compete in 'biscuit week' - where judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith asked the contestants to make macarons, Garibaldi biscuits and a mask made of biscuit. Pictured, Rebs making her macarons

The show, which aired last night, saw the 11 amateur bakers compete in ‘biscuit week’ – where judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith asked the contestants to make macarons, Garibaldi biscuits and a mask made of biscuit. Pictured, Rebs making her macarons

One person said on Twitter: 'Ban helping on #GBBO. That's the only way this becomes fair.'

One person said on Twitter: ‘Ban helping on #GBBO. That’s the only way this becomes fair.’

Rebs was left flustered when noticing her mixture for her macarons – which were modelled on her own 15-year-old cat – hadn’t turned out quite right during her first try. 

She decided to start again, leaving her hugely behind the other contestants; most people’s creations were being decorated while hers were still in the oven cooking.

When hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas announced that there was just one minute left for bakers to complete their bakes, Rebs was still piping into the middle of her biscuits.

Her fellow contestants Janusz and Carol had finished their bakes so rushed to help the student. 

Rebs admitted: ‘I’m so far behind. I mean, all in all, not great,’ before asking: ‘Janusz, can you help me? Can you pipe that in the middle of this?’

However, fans were left annoyed when Northern Irish student Rebs (pictured), 23, asked her fellow bakers for help with her feline themed macarons

However, fans were left annoyed when Northern Irish student Rebs (pictured), 23, asked her fellow bakers for help with her feline themed macarons

Rebs was left flustered when noticing her mixture for her macarons - which were modelled on her own 15-year-old cat - hadn't turned out quite right during her first try

Rebs was left flustered when noticing her mixture for her macarons – which were modelled on her own 15-year-old cat – hadn’t turned out quite right during her first try

She decided to start again, leaving her hugely behind the other contestants; most people's creations were being decorated while hers were still in the oven cooking

She decided to start again, leaving her hugely behind the other contestants; most people’s creations were being decorated while hers were still in the oven cooking

When hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas announced that there was just one minute left for bakers to complete their bakes, Rebs was still piping into the middle of her biscuits

When hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas announced that there was just one minute left for bakers to complete their bakes, Rebs was still piping into the middle of her biscuits

Viewers were left unimpressed when she asked for help, with one writing on Twitter: 'Helping each other shouldn't be allowed, controversial I know.'

Viewers were left unimpressed when she asked for help, with one writing on Twitter: ‘Helping each other shouldn’t be allowed, controversial I know.’

While working with Rebs, he said: ‘OK, start putting them together or you’re going to have nothing to present.’ 

However, viewers were left unimpressed, with one writing on Twitter: ‘Helping each other shouldn’t be allowed, controversial I know.’

Another said: ‘Think I’m the only one who thinks there should be a rule on them helping each other.’

Yet some viewers loved to see the contestants helping one another, with one person saying: ‘Bakers helping another baker to finish their bake alert. They’re all so wholesome.’ 

Yet some viewers loved to see the contestants helping one another, with one person saying: 'Bakers helping another baker to finish their bake alert. They're all so wholesome.'

Yet some viewers loved to see the contestants helping one another, with one person saying: ‘Bakers helping another baker to finish their bake alert. They’re all so wholesome.’

Student Maisam was the second contestant to be booted from the Great British Bake Off after leaving last night. 

The budding baker, 18, fought back tears as the judges revealed she was going home during biscuit week. 

In a piece to camera shortly afterwards, Maisam said that it was only the beginning of her baking journey and said she’s tremendously ‘proud’ of her efforts.  

'I've done something to be proud of': Student Maisam, 18, fought back tears as she was booted off the Great British Bake Off on Tuesday

‘I’ve done something to be proud of’: Student Maisam, 18, fought back tears as she was booted off the Great British Bake Off on Tuesday

Upset: Her fellow contestants and fans alike seemed shock that she was sent home during the second episode

Upset: Her fellow contestants and fans alike seemed shock that she was sent home during the second episode

‘I think I’m definitely proud as I’m only 18, so at this age, I’ve done something to be proud of,’ she said. ‘This is not the end of my baking journey, it’s where it starts.’ 

Her fellow contestants and fans alike seemed shocked that she was sent home during the second episode.

Her co-stars rushed to comfort her after the shock news. 

‘I was hoping to see more of Maisam. Her gutted face was a picture of a thousand skills and ideas that we won’t get to see now,’ one viewer tweeted. 

'I was hoping to see more of Maisam. Her gutted face was a picture of a thousand skills and ideas that we won't get to see now,' one viewer tweeted on Tuesday

‘I was hoping to see more of Maisam. Her gutted face was a picture of a thousand skills and ideas that we won’t get to see now,’ one viewer tweeted on Tuesday

Another added: 'Well done Maisam! Keep baking! You are awesome!'

Another added: ‘Well done Maisam! Keep baking! You are awesome!’

Another added: ‘Well done Maisam! Keep baking! You are awesome!’ 

Maisam, who is from Greater Manchester, failed to impress the judges with her Venetian mask creation and her carrot-shaped biscuits.

Meanwhile her co-star Maxy, 29, won star baker for her efforts during the episode. 

In a letter to fans after the show, Maisam said the show was ‘life-changing’ for her. 

Best efforts: Maisam, who is from Greater Manchester, failed to impress the judges with her Venetian mask creation and her carrot-shaped biscuits (pictured is her mask)

Best efforts: Maisam, who is from Greater Manchester, failed to impress the judges with her Venetian mask creation and her carrot-shaped biscuits (pictured is her mask)

Doing well: Meanwhile her co-star Maxy, 29, won star baker for her efforts during the episode

Doing well: Meanwhile her co-star Maxy, 29, won star baker for her efforts during the episode

‘It was one of the best decisions I have made in my life,’ she said. 

‘To go from baking in my own kitchen and into the tent just shows that you shouldn’t underestimate your passions, because they can take you places that you’d never imagine.’

She added: ‘This is the very start of my baking journey and I am excited to see what comes next.’ 

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