The Great British Bake Off: Viewers were devastated as Flo left the competition [Channel 4]
The revamped show recently returned to screens in its new home of Channel 4, after a lucrative deal took the famous tent from the BBC.
Only Paul Hollywood made the switch, with Prue Leith judging alongside him and comedians Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding stepping into the presenting roles.
When the series launched, viewers soon fell in love with the oldest contestant on the show Flo, who is 71, and quickly wanted her to win.
But hearts were shattered in Bread Week as Flo failed to impress the judges with her bakes and found herself the third person to leave the competition.
Great British Bake Off: Sadly it was the end of Flo’s Bake Off journey as she was eliminated from the competition [Channel 4]
The Great British Bake Off: Flo wowed the judges with her watermelon showstopper [Channel 4]
Fans immediately took to social media to discuss the shock result and joke about “losing interest” now that Flo is gone.
Posting on their account, one wrote: “No! Flo has gone, will miss her, she was such fun. #GBBO #BreadWeek.”
While another commented: “#GBBO Flo leaving the tent was worse than Vals departure and now I’m off to bed to cry myself to sleep. So done.”
“Aaaaand that’s my fav gone @flo_atkins17 #gbbo,” wept somebody else as they watched the show.
The Great British Bake Off: Flo stole the hearts of the nation [Channel 4]
Hundreds of viewers found the widowed baker on social media to flood her with messages of support and love.
A tearful Flo insisted she was “fine” with the decision but soon cried as she admitted she would “really miss the show”.
To camera, she said: “I’ve enjoyed the ride, I’ve met some lovely people and I’ll remember that for the rest of my life.”
Flo has always been a keen baker but started to take her hobby seriously after losing her husband a few years ago after some encouragement from her son.
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The Great British Bake Off continues Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.