Bake Off star told off by producers after he was caught wearing very rude badge on set

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The Great British Bake Off is littered with innuendoes and double entendres like soggy bottoms and rising buns – but one former contestant tried to push the boundaries a bit further while appearing on the Channel 4 show.

David Atherton, who was crowned the winner of the 2019 series, took to Twitter this week to share cheeky behind-the-scenes snap featuring a NSFW badge he tried to smuggle into the famous tent.

Sharing a picture of himself taken by co-star Michael Chakraverty, the star baker is pictured with Michelle Evan-Fecci in what seems like an innocent snap on set.

However, if you look a little closer, you can see the cheeky message on David's yellow badge.

David's cheeky badge almost made it past producers.

"Just remembering the time I tried to get away with wearing this badge on Bake Off," he wrote to his 28,000 followers.

"I got it into the tent but then it was spotted."

The badge displayed the words I love anal.

Twitter went wild for the humorous post, amassing over 39,000 likes and almost 2,000 retweets in just 24 hours.

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Replying to Michael's query about where his credit was, the Bake Off winner replied: "This is true, you were the illegal photographer. Getting a phone into the tent basically means you could be a spy."

Fans were quick to jump in with witty comments to continue the banter.

"I know soggy bottoms are generally frowned upon in the tent but this is ridiculous," joked one fan.

Another quipped: "Surely a message everyone can get behind?"

One comment suggested David had been edited unfairly, writing: "I remember thinking that you were one of the tamest winners they'd had in a while but as it turns out they just edited out your whole personality."

The 37-year-old made history when he won the 10th series of The Great British Bake Off in 2019, being the first champion to never have won the coveted 'Star Baker' honour during his time on the show.

David was crowned Bake Off champion in the 2019 series.

The Yorkshire-born baker was crowned the winner after his showstopper picnic basket wowed judged Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

Since finding fame on the Channel 4 show, David began writing a fortnightly column for The Guardian and in August 2020 he released his very first book, titled My First Cookbook.

Speaking on his Instagram page ahead of the book's launch, the reality TV star spoke with pride about his children's cookbook.

The baker wrote: " My First Cookbook….. no literally this is my first cookbook. This project has definitely been a marathon and not a sprint, but I’ve loved every minute. I can’t believe it finally launches next week on Aug 20th.

"As you can tell from my face I’m so proud and I can’t wait for you to see it."

He has since released his second book, Good To Eat, last month.