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The Great British Bake Off 2017: Medics called in after Kate Lyon suffers finger injury

Merseyside baker left feeling faint after having an accident with a fan

Great British Bake Off 2017 - Kate seen by medics after injuring her finger

Medics were called in to The Great British Bake Off 2017 tent after contestant Kate Lyon was left feeling faint when she injured her finger.

Tonight's episode of the Channel 4 show featured its first ever Italian week, with the bakers asked to make margherita pizzas for their Technical challenge.

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However, while working on her effort, Kate hurt herself when her finger accidentally came in to contact with a fan.

"I've just chopped the end of my finger off, on the fan... I'm gonna faint," she explained.

Great British Bake Off 2017 - Kate seen by medics after injuring her finger

Presenter Sandi Toksvig attended to Kate as she sat down on the floor, while the show's medical team gathered around to assess the situation.

After a plaster was applied to the cut, Kate was given the all-clear to continue her pizza.

"My finger went in the fan," she explained. "I once took a plaster off and I actually passed out!"

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A C4 spokesperson commented: "Kate hurt her finger on a fan, but after having a plaster applied she carried on with her bake."

Kate is not the first Bake Off contestant to suffer an injury in the tent over the years.

During the show's third series on BBC Two in 2012, John Whaite was left noticeably bloodied after he sliced his finger on an electric mixer.

The incident left him unable to complete his challenge, so the judges decided not to eliminate anyone that week.

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He returned in the next episode - when two bakers were sent home instead - and eventually went on to be crowned the winner.

The Great British Bake Off airs on Tuesdays at 8.00pm on Channel 4.

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