The Great British Bake Off contestant Candice Brown has won over much of the viewing public, mostly thanks to her affable attitude, daring bakes and her sensational lipstick choices.

Last week saw her bake her way to the top of the class, and she was named Star Baker, but she struggled at the start of bread week.

The heartstrings of the nation were pulled as, first, her Signature Bake collapsed on her as she took it out of the oven due to it being underbaked.


— British Bake Off (@BritishBakeOff) September 7, 2016

All you knead is love… but sometimes it’s just not enough. #GBBO

— British Bake Off (@BritishBakeOff) September 7, 2016

And then, taking it up to the judges, it failed to impress, leaving her in tears over her efforts … despite the fact it still looked pretty darned tasty.

Viewers flocked to Twitter in support of Candice, and also to praise her fellow contestants for having run to her aid as she took her chocolate and salted caramel brioche bread.

Oh Candice, let's have a hug #GBBO

— #MrUpton (@LucasUpton) September 7, 2016

Awwww I want to give Candice a hug. At east Paul was nice to her #GBBO

— Nadine Erskine (@NadineErskine) September 7, 2016

Don't cry candice your lip game is fire #GBBO

— Elizabeth Owen Perry (@lizzieoperry) September 7, 2016

Poor Candice! Struggles. First tears of the episode. #GBBO

— Nick Gomez (@nickawgomez) September 7, 2016

I love candice!! She's such a sweety #GBBO

— Charlotte Elizabeth (@CharlotteCoster) September 7, 2016

Poor Candice. Out of everyone's hers sounded the nicest #GBBO

— Derek Lumb (@DerekLumb) September 7, 2016

Candice nooo #GBBO

— izzy marie (@iceicescully) September 7, 2016

Look at this, Candice is so amazing that even Paul feels the need to be a little bit nice to her. Wow. #Gbbo

— Zoë Marriott (@ZMarriott) September 7, 2016

Aw no, Candice!! I love Candice, you can do it girl!! #GBBO

— Sean Ruane (@Sean__Pond) September 7, 2016

Candice needs to pull it out the bag now so I can keep on getting baking AND lipstick inspo from #GBBO

— ThatNerdAmy (@letsgoamyroe) September 7, 2016

it's so sweet that the others just instinctively ran to help candice even though they're competing against each other I love them all #GBBO

— kira (@WOLFSTlLES) September 7, 2016

Everyone stepping in to help Candice turn her bread is why I love #gbbo. It's distilled niceness in TV form.
Until Paul shows up, obvs.

— Robert Perry (Pez) (@pez_sez) September 7, 2016

I love how they all tried to help candice with her bread #GBBO

— Nipa (@KylieftJustin) September 7, 2016