Why Benjamina Was Missing From Selasi’s Great British Bake Off Party

Selasi's BFF didn't join him and the other bakers to celebrate Candice Brown's win. Sad, sad times...

Is it just us, or are The Great British Bake Off contestants the nicest people to grace the planet?

Despite being rivals, the cast have become firm friends – and had an amazing reunion as the final episode aired last night.

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Gathering at semi-finalist Selasi’s pad, the bakers ate and partied together before celebrating Candice Brown’s win.

Selasi had earlier teased the night’s events on Instagram, captioning a photo of bottles of bubbly: ‘Tip of the iceberg!ready! Let’s the just we have a surprise for you! Special guests arriving soon in a convoy of cars Wink wink. Celebrations will be AWESOME #GBBOfinal #bakeoffwednesdays I’d say this is the place to be tonight I think ?.’

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Thanks to all the bakers for coming to the party! They're in there somewhere! Great finals #gbbofinal now time to dance and drink

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And judging by a video he later shared of the crew dancing and cheering together, they had a great time.

Alongside the clip, Selasi had written: ‘Thanks to all the bakers for coming to the party! They’re in there somewhere! Great finals #gbbofinal now time to dance and drink.’

But sadly, there were two people missing from the line-up – first evictee Lee and Selasi’s BFF Benjamina. Boooo.

Finalist Jane Tweeted: ‘Today’s the day! #gbbo final! Missing Benji tho ?sending much love ❤️❤️.’

Afterwards, she wrote: ‘Great evening watching #GBBOFinal with good friends missed @bakedbybenji and @LeeBbakes Thank you @selasigb for being such an awesome host?.’

Despite their absence, the pair were there in spirit. Lee messaged: ‘Congratulation Candice!! Your a star. ✨✨✨ @GBBO [sic].’

Meanwhile, Benjamina explained that she’s on holiday in Thailand, Tweeting before the show: ‘Bake off Final!! 10 weeks gone already!! ?So gutted to be missing it but sending lots of love to @CJ_Brownie @cakesmyth @Janebbakes ❤️❤️.’

After the winner was announced, she added: ‘4am in Thailand but huge congrats to the fabulous Candice!!! ??? ? Can’t wait to see what’s to come for all the bakers!! #GBBOFinal.’

Naw. Cuties.