'Great British Bake Off' Hit by £10,000 Betting Scandal
The BBC is facing a Great British Bake Off betting scandal ahead of the show's finale Wednesday. According to claims by bookmakers Ladbrokes, workers at the corporation have been opening accounts in order to place bets on the winner of show, which was recorded several weeks ago. Forty-two new accounts were opened at Ladbrokes in the hours before the latest series launched, and 529 bets totaling around £10,000 have been placed since. The BBC say they're investigating the claims.