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Great British Bake Off ‘received Ofcom complaints’ after some viewers branded Japanese week ‘racist’

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The Great British Bake Off has been been ‘hit with 15 Ofcom complaints’ after some viewers found this week’s theme ‘racist’.

On Tuesday’s show the contestants were tasked with creating treats for ‘Japanese week’, with one amateur baker styling her goods to look like Pandas – leaving fans of the Channel 4 show offended.

An Ofcom spokesperson has now reportedly told The Sun that they received 15 complaints about the episode – with five being about the ‘racist’ theme.

Complaints: The Great British Bake Off has been reportedly been 'hit with 15 Ofcom complaints' after some viewers found this week's Japanese theme 'racist'

Complaints: The Great British Bake Off has been reportedly been 'hit with 15 Ofcom complaints' after some viewers found this week's Japanese theme 'racist'

Complaints: The Great British Bake Off has been reportedly been ‘hit with 15 Ofcom complaints’ after some viewers found this week’s Japanese theme ‘racist’ 

MailOnline has contacted Ofcom and Channel 4 for a comment. 

The show was also hit by 18 Ofcom complaints earlier in October when judge Paul Hollywood said rainbow-coloured bagels represented the NHS and failed to mention the significance of the rainbow flag in the LGBTQ+ community.

During Tuesday’s show, the bakers tried their hand at creating bao buns and Kawaii cakes however some viewers pointed out not all the recipes were Japanese.

For their first challenge, contestants were tasked with creating Japanese steamed buns, but rather than opting for traditional Hirata buns, the bakers chose to go for Chinese, Indian and American-style fillings.

Really? Hermine styled her 'chicken nikuman' buns into Pandas, which originate from China, for this week's challenge

Really? Hermine styled her 'chicken nikuman' buns into Pandas, which originate from China, for this week's challenge

Really? Hermine styled her ‘chicken nikuman’ buns into Pandas, which originate from China, for this week’s challenge

Japanese Hirata buns, otherwise known as ‘bao’ in China, usually contain pork chashu, tempura, karaage, or other fillings. 

Viewers were bemused when some contestants opted for Chinese style fillings, while others went for Indian and American takes on the classic Japanese dish.

Hermine even styled her ‘chicken nikuman’ buns into Pandas, which originate from central China. 

Nikuman is the Japanese name for the Chinese baozi. It is a kind of chūka man, also known in English as pork buns. 

Burger buns? Japanese Hirata buns, otherwise known as 'bao' in China, usually contain pork chashu, tempura, karaage, or other fillings

Burger buns? Japanese Hirata buns, otherwise known as 'bao' in China, usually contain pork chashu, tempura, karaage, or other fillings

Burger buns? Japanese Hirata buns, otherwise known as ‘bao’ in China, usually contain pork chashu, tempura, karaage, or other fillings

Dahl? Marc decided to go for an Indian take on traditional Chinese buns

Dahl? Marc decided to go for an Indian take on traditional Chinese buns

Dahl? Marc decided to go for an Indian take on traditional Chinese buns

Taking to Twitter, those who tuned into the show voiced their fury, with one enraged viewer tweeting: ‘I am SO offended by tonight’s #GBBO So ignorant and racist. You’d think in the age – and climate – they’d do better.  

‘It not only insulted us Japanese, they’ve insulted the Chinese – and everyone’s intelligence.’ 

Another fan tweeted: ‘I had hopes for Japanese week but generalising all Asian food with Japan feeds the racist narrative that all Asians are the same, which is not cool in any time but especially now as East Asians are being racially abused due to Coronavirus.’  

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Fan reaction: Taking to Twitter, those who tuned into the show voiced their fury

Fan reaction: Taking to Twitter, those who tuned into the show voiced their fury

Fan reaction: Taking to Twitter, those who tuned into the show voiced their fury

‘Why is everyone cooking Chinese on Japanese week? This is so rude/racist #gbbo.’ added another.

‘It’s JAPANESE week, people. Not CHINESE Week. #GBBO,’ pointed out another fan of the show.  

Someone else asserted: ‘This is an absolute trainwreck of an episode. It’s borderline racist #GBBO.’ 

Going into more detail, one viewer explained: This racist a** ‘Japanese week’ episode of #GBBO being: Bao (Chinese food) ‘Kawaii Cake’ (not a thing!) Matcha Mille Feuille (fair enough).’ 

Racist narrative: 'Generalising all Asian food with Japan feeds the racist narrative that all Asians are the same,' said one furious viewer

Racist narrative: 'Generalising all Asian food with Japan feeds the racist narrative that all Asians are the same,' said one furious viewer

Racist narrative: ‘Generalising all Asian food with Japan feeds the racist narrative that all Asians are the same,’ said one furious viewer

And someone else tweeted: ‘But Pandas are from China, not Japan, bit racist really #GBBO.’

The episode saw Mark Lutton become the latest person to be eliminated from after failing to impress the judges.

Despite starting off the week with confidence, Mark struggled to wow the judges with his burger-style steamed buns, while he landed in 5th place in the technical challenge.

The showstopper challenge, in which bakers were tasked with making a kawaii ‘cute’ creation, proved to be the final straw for the Northern Irish baker, 27, with his Avocado themed creation branded ‘inedible’ by judge Paul Hollywood.

Goodbye: Mark Lutton has become the latest person to be eliminated from the Great British Bake Off after failing to impress during the show's first ever Japanese Week

Goodbye: Mark Lutton has become the latest person to be eliminated from the Great British Bake Off after failing to impress during the show's first ever Japanese Week

Goodbye: Mark Lutton has become the latest person to be eliminated from the Great British Bake Off after failing to impress during the show’s first ever Japanese Week

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Top TV star shows off her VERY intense skincare regimen

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She’s known for her ageless skin and youthful outlook on life. 

And on Tuesday, The Sunday Project’s Lisa Wilkinson gave away her stunning skincare secrets while on Instagram stories. 

The 60-year-old Channel Ten star showed herself in the talented hands of a beauty therapist while undergoing what appears to be enzyme therapy, which is a type of facial. 

Guess who? Lisa Wilkinson, 60, (pictured) showed off her very intense spa session only to reveal her incredibly youthful complexion on Tuesday

Guess who? Lisa Wilkinson, 60, (pictured) showed off her very intense spa session only to reveal her incredibly youthful complexion on Tuesday

Guess who? Lisa Wilkinson, 60, (pictured) showed off her very intense spa session only to reveal her incredibly youthful complexion on Tuesday

The first photo showed Lisa lathered up in the product while getting her face wrapped in a white towel. 

The former Today show host then had green product layered heavily over her face and décolletage while laying in the therapist’s chair. 

‘This is a bit next level,’ she wrote.

Lisa then flaunted her stunning complexion at the end of the pamper session, with her skin looking radiant and incredible. 

Next level: The former Today show host then had green product layered heavily over her face and décolletage while laying in the therapist's chair

Next level: The former Today show host then had green product layered heavily over her face and décolletage while laying in the therapist's chair

Next level: The former Today show host then had green product layered heavily over her face and décolletage while laying in the therapist’s chair

All wrapped-up: Enzyme therapy involves lymphatic drainage while eliminating toxins and impurities from the skin. It encourages circulation and oxygenation

All wrapped-up: Enzyme therapy involves lymphatic drainage while eliminating toxins and impurities from the skin. It encourages circulation and oxygenation

All wrapped-up: Enzyme therapy involves lymphatic drainage while eliminating toxins and impurities from the skin. It encourages circulation and oxygenation

Enzyme therapy involves lymphatic drainage while eliminating toxins and impurities from the skin. It encourages circulation and oxygenation.      

Speaking to Now To Love in March 2017, Lisa revealed her surprisingly simple skincare routine.

The mother-of-three said she uses $8 Cetaphil moisturiser ‘every single day’ and is sun smart.  

Smooth as silk! Lisa then flaunted her stunning complexion at the end of the pamper session, with her skin looking radiant and incredible

Smooth as silk! Lisa then flaunted her stunning complexion at the end of the pamper session, with her skin looking radiant and incredible

Smooth as silk! Lisa then flaunted her stunning complexion at the end of the pamper session, with her skin looking radiant and incredible

‘When I was 16, I remember reading a piece in a Dolly magazine on moisturisers and what you can do to ward off wrinkles. 

‘It said there’s no moisturiser in the world that can save you from wrinkles if you spend time in the sun.’ 

Lisa also said she uses Kérastase shampoo to keep her locks glossy and hydrated and has never coloured her hair.

Luscious locks: Lisa also said she uses Kérastase shampoo to keep her tresses glossy and hydrated and has never coloured her hair

Luscious locks: Lisa also said she uses Kérastase shampoo to keep her tresses glossy and hydrated and has never coloured her hair

Luscious locks: Lisa also said she uses Kérastase shampoo to keep her tresses glossy and hydrated and has never coloured her hair 

And when it comes to being a style icon, Lisa admitted that the title feels ‘really nice’.

‘I try and dress for every woman, not a particular age, so the pieces that I choose anyone could wear,’ she said. 

‘Outfits that are approachable, comfortable and not tricky.’ 

Style icon: And when it comes to being a style icon, Lisa admitted the title feels 'really nice'

Style icon: And when it comes to being a style icon, Lisa admitted the title feels 'really nice'

Style icon: And when it comes to being a style icon, Lisa admitted the title feels ‘really nice’ 

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EastEnders star Jessie Wallace wears a cosy teddy coat for trip to shops

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EastEnders star Jessie Wallace had her winter look sorted when she headed out to pick up some essentials on Tuesday. 

The much-loved actress, 48, best known for playing for playing Kat Slater was well wrapped up in a cropped brown teddy coat. 

She wore black tracksuit bottoms, a green top and matching fluffy sliders and piled her hair on top of her head. 

Stepping out: EastEnders star Jessie Wallace wore a cosy teddy coat and fluffy sliders as she picked up some essentials from the shop

Stepping out: EastEnders star Jessie Wallace wore a cosy teddy coat and fluffy sliders as she picked up some essentials from the shop

Stepping out: EastEnders star Jessie Wallace wore a cosy teddy coat and fluffy sliders as she picked up some essentials from the shop

Casual: She wore black tracksuit bottoms, a green top and matching fluffy sliders and piled her hair on top of her head

Casual: She wore black tracksuit bottoms, a green top and matching fluffy sliders and piled her hair on top of her head

Casual: She wore black tracksuit bottoms, a green top and matching fluffy sliders and piled her hair on top of her head

Her make-up was minimal, letting her natural beauty shine through and she was sure to wear a face mask until she had exited the shop. 

She took the mask off just in time because she was overcome by a huge sneeze.  

No doubt Jessie has been supporting her former co-star Shane Richie, who played her onscreen husband Alfie Moon in the BBC soap, on I’m A Celeb. 

Bless you: She took the mask off just in time because she was overcome by a huge sneeze

Bless you: She took the mask off just in time because she was overcome by a huge sneeze

Bless you: She took the mask off just in time because she was overcome by a huge sneeze

Time off: Jessie made her return to the BBC drama at the start of in September

Time off: Jessie made her return to the BBC drama at the start of in September

Time off: Jessie made her return to the BBC drama at the start of in September

He’s currently holed up in Gwyrch castle near Abergele in Conwy County in Wales, where he is starring in the first UK based version of the show.

Jessie made her return to the BBC drama at the start of in September after being suspended for reportedly appearing drunk on set during filming.

She was back when the soap finally returned to screens, after filming was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Double trouble: No doubt Jessie has been supporting her former co-star Shane Richie, who played her onscreen husband Alfie Moon in the BBC soap, on I'm A Celeb

Double trouble: No doubt Jessie has been supporting her former co-star Shane Richie, who played her onscreen husband Alfie Moon in the BBC soap, on I'm A Celeb

Double trouble: No doubt Jessie has been supporting her former co-star Shane Richie, who played her onscreen husband Alfie Moon in the BBC soap, on I’m A Celeb 

The actress, who has played fiery Kat on and off for nearly two decades, was temporarily written out of storylines after her behaviour was ‘called into question.’

It had been claimed that Jessie was hauled into a crisis meeting with show bosses, who were said to have suspended her for two months. 

They reportedly ordered her to ‘sort herself out’ before returning.

Check out that leopard print: Jessie in character as  popular character Kat Slater on the BBC soap

Check out that leopard print: Jessie in character as  popular character Kat Slater on the BBC soap

Check out that leopard print: Jessie in character as  popular character Kat Slater on the BBC soap 

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Dancing With The Stars: Jeannie Mai makes cameo after surgery

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Jeannie Mai made a cameo on Monday evening’s edition of Dancing With the Stars, less than a month after she had withdrew from the show amid a medical crisis that led her to undergo emergency surgery on her throat.

The 41-year-old TV host, who was hospitalized with a condition called epiglottitis, was on hand for the season 29 finale, with Tyra Banks pointing her out in the studio audience.

The one-time How Do I Look? host took to Instagram earlier Monday with a selfie in which she was pictured in a hospital room surrounded by dozens of floral arrangement she was sent by friends.

Return: Jeannie Mai, 41, made a cameo on Monday evening's edition of Dancing With the Stars with her pro partner Brandon Armstrong

Return: Jeannie Mai, 41, made a cameo on Monday evening's edition of Dancing With the Stars with her pro partner Brandon Armstrong

Return: Jeannie Mai, 41, made a cameo on Monday evening’s edition of Dancing With the Stars with her pro partner Brandon Armstrong

‘Friendship is a wildly underrated medication,’ she said. ‘Those who come into your life and make you see sun where you saw clouds. The past few weeks felt loonng and heavy as I couldn’t speak or leave bed.

‘But the calls, text messages, funny videos, matzo ball soupssss, bone broths & encouraging words from all my friends in work and LIFE brought me back to [100 percent emoji]‼’

Mai said that she was headed back to the show and The Real, adding, ‘Your Asian sensation bout to be BACK TOMORROW cuz she misses talking hunnnay.’

Mai told People on Monday that she feels ’96 percent better, and felt supported by both shows she was appearing on.

The TV host, who was hospitalized with a condition called epiglottitis, was on hand for the season 29 finale

The TV host, who was hospitalized with a condition called epiglottitis, was on hand for the season 29 finale

The TV host, who was hospitalized with a condition called epiglottitis, was on hand for the season 29 finale

Mai left the show at the beginning of the month amid a health crisis that hindered her ability to breathe

Mai left the show at the beginning of the month amid a health crisis that hindered her ability to breathe

Mai left the show at the beginning of the month amid a health crisis that hindered her ability to breathe 

‘It’s really rare to see in television or in work, where people genuinely care about you,’ Mai said. ‘But I can definitely say with DWTS and The Real, these people genuinely cared about my wellbeing and took care of me and supported me throughout my entire process of healing.

‘I have to thank The Real for being so understanding the entire step of the way. The Real truly is my family and they were just so encouraging and held it down for me for our daily talk show that made me feel so warmed and loved every day that I watched the ladies.’

Mai left the show at the beginning of the month, taking to Instagram to inform her followers about leaving the show amid a health crisis that hindered her ability to breathe.

Beauty: The TV personality donned a brown leather dress as she waved

Beauty: The TV personality donned a brown leather dress as she waved

Beauty: The TV personality donned a brown leather dress as she waved 

Mai is also headed back to The Real in the wake of the health scare

Mai is also headed back to The Real in the wake of the health scare

Mai is also headed back to The Real in the wake of the health scare

She said, ‘Although I am grateful to be recovering safely, I can’t lie… I am devastated by the fact that my journey with #DWTS will end this way. Dancing on this show has been the most exhilarating adventure. I’ve gained both beautiful friendships and loving supporters.’

She subsequently appeared on DWTS in a clip from a hospital, in which she opened up the medical situation that lead to her leaving the program.

‘I found out that I have a throat abscess, where my tonsils and my throat had gotten so infected that it started permeating to the rest of the areas behind my neck and behind my ears,’ she said, ‘that I had to get emergency surgery which is why I’m here now.’

Mai on Monday that she feels '96 percent better, and felt supported by both shows she was appearing on

Mai on Monday that she feels '96 percent better, and felt supported by both shows she was appearing on

Mai on Monday that she feels ’96 percent better, and felt supported by both shows she was appearing on

The one-time How Do I Look? host took to Instagram earlier Monday with a selfie in which she was pictured in a hospital room surrounded by dozens of floral arrangement she was sent by friends

The one-time How Do I Look? host took to Instagram earlier Monday with a selfie in which she was pictured in a hospital room surrounded by dozens of floral arrangement she was sent by friends

The one-time How Do I Look? host took to Instagram earlier Monday with a selfie in which she was pictured in a hospital room surrounded by dozens of floral arrangement she was sent by friends 

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