Ruby Tandoh hits out after Great British Bake Off's Paul Hollywood confirms Channel 4 move

Series four finalist appeared to call him a "PEACOCKING MANCHILD"

Ruby Tandoh

Ruby Tandoh, former contestant of The Great British Bake Off, appears to have RIPPED IN to Paul Hollywood after it was announced he will return as a judge on Channel 4.

This morning it was finally announced that much-loved Bake Off judge Mary Berry has quit - but her partner-in-crime Paul will remain in the tent at its new home after signing a three-year deal.

The news naturally sparked a huge debate on Twitter - but it seems the most savage reaction came from Ruby, who was a finalist on the show's fourth series.

Although she didn't mention any specific names, this afternoon she lashed out at a "peacocking manchild" for chasing big money.

"Ahhhhhh a peacocking manchild lingering wherever the money is, i am shocked," she wrote. "This, from a man who turned up to work revving a rental lamborghini. or was it a ferrari. i don't remember, the air was thick w testosterone.

Ruby Tandoh tweets

"Call me ishmael. my child, it was a dark time: shirts tucked into bootcut jeans and the season's first dusting of spray tan on the ground... we locked in battle with a mythic beast, both bright white and mahogany, man and baby, ego and terrible, terrible fragility all at once."

She added: "I will be told off for this. i did it all for you my friends."

While many viewers have branded Paul a "traitor" for not joining Mary and presenters Mel and Sue in quitting, some have defended him - pointing out that he may also want to remain loyal to the show that gave him his big TV break.

GBBO is currently airing its final BBC series on Wednesdays at 8pm. The first Channel 4 series - a celebrity special - will take place next year.

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