Fans of the Great British Bake Off were furious on Tuesday after a technical glitch with Channel 4’s on-demand service All4.
Just minutes before attending the much-anticipated launch show, fans of the series took to Twitter to take out their anger after they were greeted with a message that the site was unavailable.
The 12th series of Bake Off began with a new lineup of bakers heading to the prestigious tents for Cake Week, with software developer Tom becoming the first contestant to be eliminated.
angry! Great British Bake Off fans were furious Tuesday after Channel 4’s on-demand service All4 was plagued by a technical crisis (host Matt Lucas is pictured)
For the first 30 minutes after Bake Off’s launch, fans complained that they were greeted with an error page when they tried to open All4 to play the episode.
The stream eventually resumed so that viewers could tune in to the rest of the episode, but by then many had taken to social media to express their anger.
One wrote: ‘When your missing #GBBO because the #All4 app keeps saying “Sorry something went wrong, please try again.”
computer says no! Fans of the series took to Twitter to vent their anger after they were greeted with a message that the site was unavailable.
Another added: ‘No @BritishBakeOff for me tonight! Thanks @All4 Solve it next week or in a few hours to catch up! #GBBO #nospoilers.’
A third also tweeted: ‘Ah what the hell @Channel4. I’ve always seen this on @All4 #gbbo #includeIreland.
A fan raved, ‘Waiting for @Channel4 to issue an apology for denying me a 30 minute bake off.
An angry fan also tweeted: ‘I can’t log into Channel 4’s site to watch Bake Off, I’m too short @channel4 to explain.’
‘@Channel4 Please why doesn’t your website let me log in I can’t watch Bake Off!!’ Posted by an angry viewer.
One angry fan said: ‘Not the kind of technicality I was waiting for this evening #GBBO #BakeOff.’
MailOnline has contacted Channel 4 representatives for comment.
Anger: The stream resumed after 30 minutes so that viewers could watch the rest of the episode, but by then many had taken to social media to express their anger.
The launch episode of The Great British Bake Off saw 12 new bakers enter the famed tent for Cake Week, with each contestant tasked with making mini rolls, malt loafs, and gravity-defying showstoppers.
Sadly, software developer Tom failed to woo the judges with his creation, and was duly removed.
Tom shared his disappointment at the ending, saying: ‘It wasn’t the plan at all. I’ve always been tough on myself, a lot more than I really should be. But I’m definitely proud of myself, and I never say that, so it must mean a little bit.
Gaya! The 12th series of Bake Off began with a new lineup of bakers moving to 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 celebrated my love of classical music, so I made a concert hall three-tiered lemon and almond sponge cake.
The judges said that for an anti-gravity cake it doesn’t really disregard the laws of gravity. I know it’s hard to go out at first and it was short and sweet, but it really was an experience I won’t forget.’
Next week the remaining 11 bakers will take part in Biscuit Week, which will feature an interactive showstopper, a retro techno and a snap-tastic signature.
The Great British Bake Off continues on Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.
One glitch: The software developer failed to impress the judges with his faded showstopper during Cake Week after he failed to meet the brief description of “Defying Gravity.”