Channel 5 News was forced to apologize Tuesday night after Celebrity MasterChef winner accidentally leaked before the episode aired.
During the holiday special of the BBC One show called Celebrity MasterChef Christmas Cook-Off, which aired at 8pm, saw Judi Love crown the winner.
However, before viewers even had a chance to see their favorite stars fight in the kitchen, Channel 5 News accidentally unveiled the winner, leaving fans annoyed.
Taking to Twitter after the leak, the official Channel 5 News account apologized for the mistake.
They wrote: “We would like to apologize for mistakenly announcing BBC1’s Celebrity Masterchef winner before it was revealed on tonight’s program.
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“I apologize to all the fans of the show and congratulations to @ 1Judilove on a fantastic win.”
Taking to Twitter the moment the result was accidentally revealed, one person said, “Well done @ 5_News for giving an unannounced spoiler on today’s 8pm Celebrity Winner @MasterChefUK news show shown later. in the evening.”
Another account wrote: “How did @ 5_News on @ channel5_tv announce the winner of Celebrity @MasterChefUK? I am literally recording the first of two shows right now !!!! Thanks so much !!!”
Another follower wrote: “@ 5_News why did you just announce who won the celeb masterchef? It just started on BBC 1!”
While another annoyed fan added, “Thanks for that @ 5_News, Celebrity Masterchef just hit TV for the first time and you’ve decided to spoil the winner. #NotImpressed.”
During Tuesday’s holiday special, Strictly and Loose Women star Judi, 41, fought in the kitchen against the likes of Oti Mabuse and Joey Essex before being crowned the winner.
Taking on social media after the incredible win, she wrote: “Winner, champion of @MasterChefUK Christmas Special 2021! #JudiLove
“All I can do is cook from my heart! The food I grew up with. My parents were born in Jamaica and loved to show love with food. And that’s what I did tonight !! Thanks @GreggAWallace @ JohnTorode1.”
Celebrity MasterChef Christmas Cook-Off will return Thursday for a second episode with new stars battling it out in the kitchen.
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The lineup includes Gemma Collins, Joe Swash, Les Dennis, Mica Paris and the Reverend Richard Coles.
Celebrity MasterChef Christmas Cook-Off continues Thursdays at 9pm on BBC One.
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