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.
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.
‘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.
The couple appeared to be one of the strongest in Hollywood, but decided to call time on their relationship in April after almost nine years of marriage, insisting that they would remain ‘best friends’ and continue to be a loving family unit for their five-year-old daughter, Everly.
But it’s inevitable that they would both eventually move on with other people.
And last week the rumour mill began whirring when Channing was reportedly spotted out and about with former The Voice coach Jessie J.
Onlookers claim he was in the audience during two of her concerts, and they were also reportedly spotted enjoying a game of mini golf together in Seattle over the weekend.
But what does Jenna make of it all? According to E! Online, the Step Up star has moved on, too.
A source said: ‘Jenna knew that Channing was dating and it wasn’t a surprise. A friend had told her what was going on.
‘She doesn’t really care what Channing does as long as he’s being there for Everly. Jenna’s dating too and they are both moving on with their lives.’
US Weekly reports that Jenna is ‘seeing someone new’ who is not ‘well known’.
At the time of their split, Jenna and Channing released a statement reading: ‘We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple. We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together.
‘Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now. There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision – just two best-friends realizing it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible.’
The royal tour is officially off to a great start and even though we’re only a few days in, it’s delivered for any stans of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. There’s been a few total movie moments so far and the latest one melted the internet’s hearts: namely, when they shared an umbrella in the pouring rain as they stared deeply into one another’s eyes. Their PDA is off the charts and with a couple more weeks to go of the royal tour, we don’t know if our hearts are going to be able to take it.
We’ve put together a gallery of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s cutest moments over the royal tour, which will have you believing in true love. We’re just going to take a minute, we’re feeling a little emotional RN.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Umbrella Moment
Does anybody else hear Rihanna’s Umbrella? This super cute Meghan Markle and Prince Harry umbrella picture on the third day of their tour quickly went viral. Get you a man who looks at you the same way Prince Harry does.
Meghan also kindly held the brolly over their heads as he delivered a speech, which is just supportive couple goals AF.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Hug
After Meghan Markle and Prince Harry met little Luke Vincent, their cute encounter melted hearts all over the world. Five year old Luke tottered over to greet them hello, handed them a couple of bouquets and gave both the Duke and Duchess the biggest hugs.
Nicholas Dole, a journalist for ABC news, caught the adorable moment on camera and you can see it below.
He also snuck in a cheeky beard scratch and patted Prince Harry’s head. The principal of his school revealed to The Daily Mail Harry’s facial foliage because reminded Luke of his favourite person: good ol’ Saint Nick.
She said, ‘[Luke] got a hug from Meghan and then Harry bent down to speak to him and Luke didn’t give him any choice! Luke’s favourite person in the world is Santa Claus, who has a beard. So he rubbed Harry’s beard.’
Given that Meghan Markle’s pregnancy was announced on literally day one of their tour, their Aussie hosts hopped to it and made sure their little one would have some appropriate gifts. Harry’s face is literally everything.
Prince Harry with His Biggest Fan
Back in 2015, Prince Harry met Daphne Dunne — his biggest Australian fan. Photos of him laughing with the nonagenarian quickly spread and it was the sweetest thing ever, so it only makes sense that they’d reconnect when he dropped in to town. They were reunited in Sydney and he introduced her to his next biggest fan, Meghan Markle.
Here’s a photo of the first time Prince Harry and Daphne Dunne met, which will put the biggest smile on your face.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry PDA
This royal tour has been a bounty of Markle x Harry PDA. The pair are just so lovely to watch together and their body language speaks miles about how in love they are with one another.
Whether it’s a hand on a knee or instinctively reaching for one another’s hands, they don’t seem to be able to keep their hands off one another.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with Kids
Given that Meghan and Harry have a little one of their own on the way, it’s been pretty heartwarming to see a glimpse of what they’d be like as parents. Prince Harry’s always gotten on really well with children and the two of them are just dreamy to watch, stooping down to say hello with a big grin prepared.
One of the BEST moments of the tour IMO was when Prince Harry broke royal protocol for a young Meghan Markle lookalike. After spotting the little girl in the crowd proudly displaying a feminist tee which read ‘Girls Can Do Anything’, he waved the Duchess over to say hello.
After chatting with her and her family, he broke the royals’ no selfie rule and helped take a picture of them all together. The moment was super heartwarming and the Instagram account @harry_meghan_updates captured it below:
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the Beach
Forget the engagement photoshoot. The photos of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on South Melbourne Beach look straight out of a magazine. I need a poster ASAP.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Laughing
My momma always told me to marry a man who makes you laugh and these two have me believing her advice. The pair always seem to have time for a quick joke and a giggle.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with Animals
On literally day one, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took the quintessential Australian tourist photo. The pair were introduced to a pair of koalas in Taronga Zoo, Ruby and her baby — who was named after the Duchess of Sussex.
They also said hello to this little guy, who really didn’t seem all that thrilled to meet them.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s past year has undoubtedly been busier than most and she has had a lot on her plate.
Giving birth to a baby prince and introducing him to the world hours later in heels and perfect make up would be enough. But she has also had her wedding anniversary, the Queen’s two birthdays and not one but two royal weddings to prepare for.
Not to mention, her sister Pippa Middleton’s pregnancy, with the 35-year-old giving birth to a baby boy just this week.
It’s hardly surprising therefore that the Duchess of Sussex and her nephew haven’t yet met.
Because, well, she’s very busy.
Since coming back from maternity leave this month, Kate has had function after function, in and out of meeting with charity initiatives, as well as looking after her three children – including a newborn.
And with Pippa still residing in the Lindo Wing where she gave birth to the currently unnamed newborn on Monday, it makes sense that Kate would wait a couple of days to pay her sister and nephew a visit.
We can’t wait to see the family photos when she does – and hear the baby name!
‘It just makes everything that happened over the last year disappear,’ Samantha explained of the pregnancy.
‘I want Meghan to be happy and calm and have peace. Everybody needs to be positive. I would hope that – for the sake of the baby, the family, the world and my dad – that leaving him out of the statement was not intentional.
‘I hope my dad is included and at a proper time. If he is excluded, I won’t be happy. It is in the best interests of the baby for my dad to be included.’
But following the inevitable backlash, the Duchess of Sussex’s estranged sister has released a second statement apologising for her comments.
Credit: Inside Edition
‘I’m so excited, I’m so happy for you and I really, really am sorry for any of the past tension and confusion and misunderstandings and asinine things I’ve said when I just didn’t understand what was going on and I wanted things to work out for my dad,’ she told DailyMail TV.
‘But this is just a great time for you guys and Meg, I love you. Congratulations to both of you. Let’s just let it all go and you two be wonderful happy parents—I’m so happy for both of you.
She elaborated that “everybody just needs to shut the heck up and let this be a great thing for them, for the world, [and] for the family.”
‘I was kind of overwhelmed with emotion and I just thought, I’m letting everything go,’ she explained.
‘It’s beautiful and I’m so excited for Harry too.’
Meghan has yet to respond to the comments made in both of Samantha’s statements.
Since Kensington Palace announced that Meghan Markle is pregnant, the world has not been able to stop talking about anything else. We’re already so invested – from the most popular royal baby names, to the unique set of pregnancy rules she’ll have to follow, we want to know absolutely everything.
After touching down in Australia this week for their 16-day tour, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been proudly talking about the royal baby. Prince Harry made us all ‘aww’ when he rather shyly admitted during a conference: ‘We also genuinely couldn’t think of a better place to announce the, er, upcoming baby.
‘Whether it’s a boy or a girl. So thank you very, very much.’
Meghan has also been sharing details of her pregnancy, telling one mother that she was ‘feeling pretty good’ and ‘running on adrenaline’.
Fans are speculating that the former Suits star is due to give birth in March, but when it comes to the gender of the newest little royal it’ll be a closely guarded secret.
However, that hasn’t stopped Harry from admitting that there’s a girl’s name he’s really fond of.
At the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne, Harry stopped to talk to new mum Jessica Bonaddido and her five-month-old daughter, Harriet.
Shortly afterwards, Jessica revealed: ‘As soon as I introduced my daughter to Harry, he said, “That’s a great name.
‘Maybe they will choose it for their own child, which would be fun. Meghan was right behind them and was playfully tickling her toes and said how sweet it was that I’d brought her out today.’
At the moment, the odds favour Alice, Victoria and Mary for a girl, and Alexander, Arthur and Philip for a boy.
But could Harriet be on the cards for Harry and Meghan’s little one?
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have only been on tour for a matter of days and already they’ve made more of a storm than virtually any royal on any royal tour ever.
From the announcement of their Spring baby and their sweet public displays of affection under the umbrella to the viral videos of them hugging children, the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex are making a very good impression.
But being them, they even went one step further, with Meghan actually hand-making gifts for the people the couple were set to visit.
What did she make? Banana bread.
That’s right. She may be Duchess of Sussex (and about four months pregnant) but the 37-year-old is still said to have stayed up on one of her first nights in Australia to bake gifts for a family that were hosting them on their farm in Dubbo.
According to Meghan if you go to someone else’s house you should always take something with you, with the Duchess bringing a tin of Fortnum & Mason Royal Blend tea with the banana bread.
But according to Harry, Meghan was ‘worried that she’s put too many bananas in it’, something he insisted wasn’t possible, announcing: ’There are never too many bananas.’
Meghan, please can you make us some banana bread too?
Ever since Prince Harry showed off his parenting skills, jokily scolding a little boy for pulling his wife’s hair and then catching two-year-old Emily Henson stealing his popcorn at last year’s Invictus Games, fans have been waiting for the 33-year-old Prince to become a father himself.
The news broke soon after the royal couple’s arrival in Australia for their royal tour, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly telling the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton at Princess Eugenie’s wedding.
Following the official statement however, made by Kensington Palace, the future parents had not yet spoken out about the news themselves. That is, until now.
‘Meghan told me that she’s feeling pretty good so far, which is great, and that she’s running on adrenalin,’ Emily explained. ‘She said they’re doing 76 engagements in 16 days, with maybe one rest in the middle.
Emily continued: ‘She’s made for this royal business, isn’t she? They’re both great with kids.’
But it was Prince Harry’s words however that got everyone excited, with the now Duke of Sussex referencing the future arrival during a speech while the couple were in Australia.
‘We also genuinely couldn’t think of a better place to announce the, er, upcoming baby,’ he told the room. ‘Whether it’s a boy or a girl. So thank you very, very much.’
Prince Harry’s not averse to flashing some bling. It was revealed a little while ago that he would break with royal tradition and wear a wedding band unlike other members of his family. Well, he’s added a brand new accessory to his wardrobe and Prince Harry’s black ring has been garnering a lot of attention on the internet; mostly because nobody knows what the heck it is. Is it a present from Meghan Markle? A symbol for the Invictus Games? Well, you’re wrong on both counts it turns out. It’s actually a nifty piece of tech.
PEOPLE revealed that Prince Harry’s mystery ring is actually a sleep and fitness tracker by a brand called Oura. The brand describes it as a ‘secret weapon for personal improvement’ and more specifically, it’s a super high tech ring that tracks everything from REM sleep to your daily calorie burn. According to the site, the deceptively simple ring contains sensors attuned to your body temperature, optical pulse and more.
It’s believed that Prince Harry is wearing Oura’s Heritage ring in black, though the ring is also available in matte black stealth version and silver. There’s even a rose gold version, which speaks strongly to our millennial hearts. If you’re keen on jumping on the Prince Harry bandwagon, it’s available below.
It’s not a massive surprise that Prince Harry’s chosen a health-conscious bit of kit, as he’s known for his love of sport. In fact, one of his greatest projects as a royal is a sporting event called the Invictus Games; a competitive event for injured servicemen and women.
He’ll actually be returning to Sydney at the end of the month to kick off this year’s iteration of the games along with Meghan Markle, so keep an eye out for that Oura ring as he races round the stadium.
Besides helping him keep pace with the Invictus athletes, the ring will also have one awesome benefit come spring next year when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bundle of joy arrives. Namely, it could be instrumental in helping him get some much needed shuteye. New babies are adorable, but RIP your regular sleep cycle.
Princess Charlotte might only be three years old, but she’s already one of the most popular members of the royal family, known for her signature sass.
And whether it’s debuting her royal wave to photographers on the way to meeting her newborn brother, attacking a balloon wall on camera or telling the press at Prince Louis’ christening that they weren’t invited, she never fails to be the centre of attention.
This – we hasten to add – is for all the right reasons.
While official photos of the royal wedding flooded the internet last week, Princess Eugenie posted her own photo of the day to her Instagram account, uploading an unseen and candid shot from behind the scenes.
‘Jack and I would like to thank everyone who was involved in making our day so special and for all the wonderful wishes as we start married life together,’ she posted.
But it wasn’t her sweet words that got the internet talking, instead it was her flower girl Princess Charlotte, who can be seen sitting in the centre of the photo making the bride and groom and their bridal party laugh.
Like we needed another reason to love Princess Charlotte.