Great British Bake Off's Rav Bansal reveals sick racist abuse since show started

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Great British Bake Off 2016 contestant Rav Bansal has revealed the racist abuse he's received since the show started.

Yes, it seems even baking makes racists angry.

One of the remaining 10 bakers, Rav took to Twitter to shame those who had abused him in the street.

28-year-old Rav wrote: "So today I was asked 'are you the p*ki on the not so British bake off?' Really, in 2016?"

Fellow baker Benjamina Ebuehi from the current series replied: "So horrible."

And Ali Imdad, who appeared in series four, added rather unfortunately: "Oh Rav, I still get it. It's an unfortunate part of being on Bake Off. I throw chapattis at them now."

Rav later brushed off the incident, tweeting to his followers after lots of support: "Thank you for all the kind messages, I am fine, honestly. It's Friday and the weekend is in touching distance, all good!! #PositiveVibes"

The Great British Bake Off returned to BBC One last week with a whopping 10 million viewers, its highest rated opener yet.

And yesterday the show officially became the most watched of 2016, beating Britain's Got Talent, Euro 2016 and the Olympics.

The Great British Bake Off continues at 8PM on Wednesday nights on BBC One.

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