Irish viewers of Great British Bake Off outraged after contestant includes Ireland in his ‘Britain map cake’
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Irish viewers of Great British Bake Off outraged after contestant includes Ireland in his ‘Britain map cake’

IRISH viewers of The Great British Bake Off were left furious after a contestant’s offering depicting the UK took the proverbial biscuit.  

Bristol baker Chris’ cookie creation ‘The Great British Sail Off’ was designed to resemble a map of Great Britain – but his vision crumbled after he included the entire Emerald Isle despite 95 years of Irish independence.

Irish fans quickly took to social media to air their fury over the gateau gaffe which aired on Channel 4 on Tuesday night.

Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland, turned to Twitter to share his displeasure with 50-year-old Chris’ baking blunder.

“Always amazed at how few British people know their own country’s geography. The island of Ireland is NOT part of Great Britain,” the human rights organisation director said:

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O’Gorman took the time to dish out a quick geography lesson for the unlearned, adding: “Northern Ireland is part of the UK. Great Britain is Scotland, England and Wales. It’s not that complicated is it?”

Another infuriated Irish viewer said: “Can't believe Chris from GBBO included IRELAND in his British biscuits. Get a geography lesson!”

While one disgruntled commenter added: “Get Ireland out of the Great Britain biscuit.”

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The Great British Bake Off returned to our screens last week after moving from the BBC to Channel Four.

Comedian Noel Fielding has received a mixed reception after he stepped in to replace Mary Berry in the show, which first aired in 2010.

The Great British Bake Off continues next Tuesday (September 12) at 8pm on Channel 4.