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Great British Bake Off’s Ruby Tandoh comes out: ‘I’m feeling joyful and free’

By Will Stroude

Great British Bake Off 

star Ruby Tandoh has come out publicly, saying she feels “joyful and free” after sharing the news with her parents earlier today (April 2).

The food writer and TV personality – who finished as runner-up on the fourth series of the hit BBC show in 2013 – shared the news on Twitter this afternoon, thanking the social media site’s “queer queens” for giving her the courage to come out.

Posting a link to Diana Ross’s 1980 anthem I’m Coming Out, Tandoh wrote: “me to my parents today. feeling luck and joyful and f r e e. over and Out”. The Crumb author then explained: “& to all the bros who hate social media, who pit it against ‘real life’- i never would’ve had courage to be me w/out twitter’s queer queens”.

Tandoh added that the joke was on those who’d criticised her during her time on the show for supposedly carrying favour with Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood, before retweeting a fan who joked that she’d always supected there was a “spark” between her and Mary Berry.


Congratulations Ruby! Now, who’s got a recipe for a decent coming out cake? This is all the excuse we need…

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