Great British Bake Off's Ruby just accidentally revealed this year's winner

Not again!

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Not again!

Great British Bake Off is a staple of British TV, with the nation spending weeks speculating as to who is going to be crowned baker.

This year as we approach the semi-final, it's between Ruby, Kim-Joy, Briony and of course the nation's sweetheart, Rahul.

At this point in the competition, any one of the talented bakers could take home the trophy, with fans counting down the days till the final episode.

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In some very surprising Bake Off news however, it seems that the winner has already been revealed.

According to reports, GBBO semi-finalist Ruby Bhogal was tricked into revealing the winner by a fake Sandi Toksvig account, who texted the 29-year-old posing as the presenter.

In the messages, Ruby is reported to have accidentally revealed the winner, before explaining that she was 'very happy' for the victor.

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'It’s actually pretty easy to do really,' the anonymous imposter told The Sun. 'You just make a fake profile of one of their friends and then they follow you. You then change your name and message them and they have no clue.'

The fake account has been suspended but the real surprise is that the imposter has chosen not to share the name of the winner publicly.

This is of course not the first time the Great British Bake Off winner has been announced prematurely, with new judge restauranteur Prue Leith accidentally revealing last year's crowned baker ahead of the final due to a scheduled Twitter mishap.

At least we don't know who the champion is yet!

Jenny Proudfoot
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