Bake Off 2016 contestant Rav Bansal receives racist abuse following BBC1 show appearance

Fellow bakers rally round in support for the 28-year-old Sikh contestant

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Rav Bansal – one of the ten remaining bakers on The Great British Bake Off 2016 – has revealed he’s received racist abuse following his appearance on the BBC1 show. 

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Writing on Twitter, the 28-year-old Sikh from Erith in Kent said he’d been called a “p*ki” on the “not so British Bake Off”.

Rav’s tweet prompted an outpouring of support from friends and fellow bakers, with Bake Off contestant Benjamina and also Ali Imdad from series four.

This news comes after Naydia Hussain, last year’s winner recently revealed racist abuse “has become part of my life”.

Speaking on Kirsty Young’s Desert Island Discs, the 31-year-old said she expected to be “shoved or pushed or verbally abused” and that “it’s happened for years.”

Rav tweeted this morning to thank followers for the kind messages.

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Rav returns for Bake Off episode 3, Wednesday 7th September, 8pm BBC1

Meet The Great British Bake Off Class of 2016

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Andrew
Smyth

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Jane
Beedle

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Louise
Williams

 

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Selasi
Gbormittah

 

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Michael
Georgiou

 

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Benjamina
Ebuehi

 

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Candice
Brown

 

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Val
Stones

 

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Lee
Banfield

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Kate
Barmby

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Tom
Gillford
 

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Bansal