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Great British Bake Off fans vent their fury after All4 CRASHES

‘This is NOT the technical I was hoping for!’ Great British Bake Off fans vent their fury after All4 CRASHES minutes before launch show


The Great British Bake Off fans were furious on Tuesday after Channel 4’s on demand service All4 was plagued with technical woes.

Fans of the series took to Twitter to vent their rage after being greeted with a message stating the site was unavailable, just minutes before they tuned into the much-anticipated launch show.

Bake Off’s 12th series kicked off with a new lineup of bakers heading into the iconic tent for Cake Week, with software developer Tom becoming the first contestant to be eliminated.

Enraged! The Great British Bake Off fans were furious on Tuesday after Channel 4’s on demand service All4 was plagued with technical woes (host Matt Lucas is pictured)

For the first 30 minutes of Bake Off’s launch, fans complained that they were greeted with an error page when they attempted to open All4 to stram the episode.

The stream eventually resumed so viewers could tune into the rest of the episode, but by then many had already taken to social media to express their fury.

One wrote: ‘When your missing #GBBO because  #All4 App keeps saying “Sorry Something went wrong, please try again.’

Computer says no! Fans of the series took to Twitter to vent their rage after being greeted with a message stating the site was unavailable

Computer says no! Fans of the series took to Twitter to vent their rage after being greeted with a message stating the site was unavailable

Another added: ‘No @BritishBakeOff for me tonight! Thanks @All4 sort it out for next week or in a few hours for catch up! #GBBO #nospoilers.’

A third also tweeted: ‘Ah what the hell @Channel4. I’ve always watched it on @All4 #gbbo #includeIreland.’ 

‘Waiting for @Channel4 to issue an apology for DEPRIVING ME OF 30 MINUTES OF BAKE OFF,’ a fan raged.

Great British Bake Off fans vent their fury after All4 CRASHES

Great British Bake Off fans vent their fury after All4 CRASHES

Great British Bake Off fans vent their fury after All4 CRASHES

Great British Bake Off fans vent their fury after All4 CRASHES

One enraged fan also tweeted: ‘I CAN’T LOGIN INTO CHANNEL 4’S SITE TO WATCH BAKE OFF I AM FEWMIN @Channel4 EXPLAIN.’

‘@Channel4 please why won’t your website let me login I can’t watch Bake off!!’ an angry viewer posted. 

One enraged fan added: ‘Not the sort of technical I was looking forward to this evening #GBBO #BakeOff.’

MailOnline has contacted representatives of Channel 4 for comment. 

Great British Bake Off fans vent their fury after All4 CRASHES

Annoyed: The stream eventually resumed after 30 minutes so viewers could tune into the rest of the episode, but by then many had already taken to social media to express their fury

Annoyed: The stream eventually resumed after 30 minutes so viewers could tune into the rest of the episode, but by then many had already taken to social media to express their fury

The launch episode of The Great British Bake Off saw 12 brand new bakers enter the famous tent for Cake Week, with each contestant tasked with making mini rolls, a malt loaf and a gravity-defying Showstopper.

Sadly software developer Tom failed to wow the judges with his creation, and he was duly eliminated.

Tom shared his disappointment at being eliminated, saying: ‘It didn’t go to plan at all. I have always been hard on myself, more than I really should be. But I am definitely proud of myself, and I never say that, so that must mean quite a bit.

Gone! Bake Off's 12th series kicked off with a new lineup of bakers heading into the iconic tent for Cake Week, with Tom becoming the first contestant to be eliminated

Gone! Bake Off’s 12th series kicked off with a new lineup of bakers heading into the iconic tent for Cake Week, with Tom becoming the first contestant to be eliminated

‘My showstopper was a bit of a disaster. I wanted something that would celebrate my love of classical music, so I made a three-tiered lemon and almond sponge cake of a concert hall. 

‘The judges said that for an anti-gravity cake it didn’t really defy the laws of gravity. I know it’s hard to go out first and it was short and sweet, but it truly was an experience that I won’t forget.’

Next week will see the remaining 11 bakers take on Biscuit Week, with an interactive showstopper, a retro technical and a snap-tastic signature.

The Great British Bake Off continues on Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.

A mess: The software developer failed to impress the judges with his lacklustre showstopper during Cake Week, after it failed to meet the brief of 'defying gravity'

A mess: The software developer failed to impress the judges with his lacklustre showstopper during Cake Week, after it failed to meet the brief of ‘defying gravity’

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