Great British Bake Off left fans in a fit of giggles tonight after the show’s much-loved contestant Henry Bird mistakenly told judge Paul Hollywood to ‘shut up’.
The incident happened when the 20-year-old student was unable to contain his excitement, after receiving the coveted ‘Hollywood handshake’ from the TV chef.
The contestant from Durham was left reeling after his Swedish chocolate ‘kardemummabullar’ roll during the signature task of Festival week left Paul stretching out his hand in a congratulations.
Unable to hide his shock, the episode’s star baker froze at the sight of Paul’s hovering hand, before exclaiming: ‘No, no no shut up!’.
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The Great British Bake Off left viewers in hysterics tonight after the show’s popular Henry Bird, 20, from Durham, told Paul Hollywood to ‘shut up’ after receiving a handshake
Following the comical moment, dozens of viewers took to social media to share their admiration for the student, with one claiming that Henry telling the TV chef to ‘shut up’ was her ‘religion’
Thrilled at the opportunity to experience a ‘Hollywood Handshake’, Henry later admitted to the cameras outside the tent: ‘I could leave this week and be happy with that.’
Following the comical moment, dozens of viewers took to social media to share their admiration for the student, with one claiming that Henry telling the TV chef to ‘shut up’ was her ‘religion’.
One viewer wrote on Twitter: ‘Henry telling Paul Hollywood to shut up is the moment that sums up why he needs his own show #gbbo.’
The student from Durham was overcome with shock after the TV chef stretched out his hand in congratulations
Paul appeared surprised before breaking into laughter at the rather comical reaction from the star baker
The TV chef complimented Henry for his festival buns as fellow judge Prue Leith and presenter Noel Fielding looked on
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Another avid fan commented: ‘Henry wearing a shirt and tie and making a hackysack put of raw dough of a kardemummabullar then telling Paul Hollywood to shut up is my religion #GBBO.’
While another social media user wrote: ‘Henry and Michael accurately represent my last two brain cells#GBBO. I love them so much.’
Also wishing to share their thoughts on the popular contestant, another fan wrote: ‘Henry is the sassiest little baby ever and I love him.’
Fans of the show rushed to social media to share their admiration for the student and his funny reaction
While another eager viewer wrote: ‘And a handshake form @sanditoksvig too. This week is just ace for #Henry. Festivals week is still very silly but I love it!’
Another thrilled fan wrote: ‘Henry’s smile makes my week brighter. That’s it. That’s the tweet.’
The episode also saw shop assistant Steph Blackwell receive one of Paul’s infamous handshakes for her festival buns during the signature task.
She later told viewers: I just got a handshake. I won’t wash my hands!’
Michael Chakraverty, 26, failed to win the judges over with his festival buns and Sarawak layer cake and became the latest contestant to be eliminated
Also receiving a handshake from Paul was shop assistant Steph Blackwell for her festival buns
During the show, Henry, who was also left admitting to co-presenter Noel Fielding that he had never been to a festival, was awarded with the prestigious star baker title.
Upon winning the title Henry said: ‘That’s my tick list now I can’t do anymore. I can’t do anymore.’
Waving goodbye to his fellow contestant was Michael Chakraverty, 26. who failed to win the judges over with his festival buns and Sarawak layer cake.
Upon winning the title of star baker Henry admitted: ‘That’s my tick list now I can’t do anymore. I can’t do anymore’