Diana Beard has quit the Great British Bake Off following last night's dramatic ''Baked Alaska-gate" episode.
But the BBC insist her departure from the show is due to illness and not linked to what happened in episode four.
Viewers accused the 69-year-old of "sabotaging" Iain Watters' Baked Alaska by taking his ice cream out of the freezer.
Watters was seen throwing the remains of his bake in the bin before storming off set.
Beard fell ill just before the making of the following episode and had to withdraw on medical grounds.
“Diana will not appear in the rest of the series as she fell ill ahead of filming episode 5 earlier this year,” a BBC spokesman said.
More than 500 people have complained to the broadcaster over the incident.
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