Great British Bake Off: 'So glad we aren't the only people that noticed!' Fans are left BAFFLED and highly amused by judge Prue Leith's necklace as they compare it to a sex toy

She is settling into her new role as judge on the Great British Bake Off alongside show stalwart Paul Hollywood.

But during Tuesday night's episode of the Channel 4 series' semi-final, it wasn't just Prue Leith's baking critique that caused a stir among viewers, as many couldn't resist commenting on the star's choice in necklace.

Fans flocked to Twitter in their droves after being left baffled and highly amused by her statement jewellery - comparing the unusual item to a sex toy.

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Oops! Prue Leith, 77, found her statement necklace hilariously mistaken for a sex toy on Tuesday night's semi-final episode of Great British Bake Off

Oops! Prue Leith, 77, found her statement necklace hilariously mistaken for a sex toy on Tuesday night's semi-final episode of Great British Bake Off

Celebrity chef Prue found herself hot topic of conversation throughout the episode, as she was seen onscreen wearing a necklace that comprised of a blue rope chain and large red ball.

The necklace drew comparisons to a ball gag - a bondage item that is usually a rubber or silicone ball with a strap passing through it that is placed into a person's mouth behind their front teeth.

Finding the similarities between the two hilarious, fans were quick to question Prue's choice of accessory as they penned: 'Does Prue Leith realise she's wearing a ball gag round her neck?; Can anyone explain to me why Prue Leith is wearing a ball gag as a necklace?; Why is Prue Leith wearing a ball gag around her neck like a necklace?' 

Unfortunate choice: She was seen onscreen wearing a necklace that comprised of a blue rope chain and large red ball

Unfortunate choice: She was seen onscreen wearing a necklace that comprised of a blue rope chain and large red ball

Saucy! The necklace drew comparisons to a ball gag - a bondage item usually a rubber or silicone ball with a strap that is placed into a person's mouth behind their front teeth

Saucy! The necklace drew comparisons to a ball gag - a bondage item usually a rubber or silicone ball with a strap that is placed into a person's mouth behind their front teeth

Amused: Fans took to Twitter in their droves to draw comparisons between the two, with one commenting: 'Looks like Prue Leith forgot to take her gag ball necklace off'

Amused: Fans took to Twitter in their droves to draw comparisons between the two, with one commenting: 'Looks like Prue Leith forgot to take her gag ball necklace off'

One fan commented: 'Quick someone tell Prue Leith she has forgotten to take off her ball gag,' while another said: 'Looks like Prue Leith forgot to take her gag ball necklace off before #GBBO2017 either that or she assaulted a clown and kept a memento.' 

One more fan crudely added: 'I see Prue Leith's ball gag has slipped down again...'

Another said: 'Nice to see @PrueLeith is rocking the S&M ball gag round the neck look tonight on #GBBO2017.'

After noticing Prue's necklace had taken centre stage, another viewer commented: 'So glad we aren't the only people that notice Prue Leith's necklace is basically a ball gag.' (sic) 

'Can anyone explain to me...?': Viewers seemed to be in agreement over Prue's unusual piece of jewellery and it became hot topic of conversation during the episode

'Can anyone explain to me...?': Viewers seemed to be in agreement over Prue's unusual piece of jewellery and it became hot topic of conversation during the episode

Unmissable: Her accessory choice was hard to miss, as she teamed it with a complementing red blazer and white top underneath

Unmissable: Her accessory choice was hard to miss, as she teamed it with a complementing red blazer and white top underneath

However, not everyone was so put off by the necklace, with one fan asking: 'Adoring @PrueLeith's fabulous Mondrian-esque necklaces on @BritishBakeOff - does anyone know where they are from? Thank you #gbbo.' 

Meanwhile, viewers saw Kate Lyon, Steven Carter-Bailey and Sophie Faldo secure a place in the Great British Bake Off final, with Stacey Hart becoming the latest baker to leave the show and narrowly miss out on a place in the final three. 

Despite Stacey's elimination coming as a shock to some after she won Star Baker last week, she admitted she was 'relieved' to be leaving the 'tension' of the competition.  

Paul had branded her exit the 'toughest decision ever' and was forced alongside co-judge Prue to regard her whole stint in the process, rather than Tuesday's episode alone.   

Taking it on the chin! Stacey Hart has admitted she is 'relieved' to be leaving the 'tension' of the competition, after being eliminated on Tuesday's GBBO episode

Taking it on the chin! Stacey Hart has admitted she is 'relieved' to be leaving the 'tension' of the competition, after being eliminated on Tuesday's GBBO episode

Speaking following the results, the Hertfordshire mum said: 'I felt I had done so well to get so close to the final, but also sort of relieved that I would be leaving the tension of the competition.

'At the beginning of the episode I said that if this is the end of the road for me, then I am leaving happy.'

The nail-biting ninth episode saw the remaining four contestants battle it out, tasked with creating patisserie-themed delights. 

'I felt I had done so well to get so close to the final, but also sort of relieved that I would be leaving the tension of the competition,' she said following her elimination

'I felt I had done so well to get so close to the final, but also sort of relieved that I would be leaving the tension of the competition,' she said following her elimination

The end of the road: Stacey became the latest baker to leave the show in what judge Paul Hollywood branded as the 'toughest decision ever'

The end of the road: Stacey Hart became the latest baker to leave the show in what judge Paul Hollywood branded it the 'toughest decision ever'

And Kate, Steven and Sophie managed to impress the judges with their creative concoctions, sailing through to next week's semi-final.

Kate, a 29-year-old health and safety inspector from Merseyside, is a food historian and amateur blacksmith, who was crowned Star Baker in Caramel Week for a Sticky Toffee Apple Caramel Cake which impressed judge Prue so much, she even asked for the recipe.

And despite a tough stint in week seven, she came back in week eight, delighting both judges with her cocktail-flavoured choux buns.

Ready, steady, bake! Kate Lyon (L), Steven Carter-Bailey (C) and Sophie Faldo (R) have made it through to The Great British Bake Off final

Ready, steady, cook! Kate Lyon, Steven Carter-Bailey and Sophie Faldo have made it through to The Great British Bake Off's semi-final

Whipping them into a frenzy! The nail-biting ninth episode saw the remaining four contestants battle it out to create tasty patisserie-themed delights

Whipping them into a frenzy! The nail-biting ninth episode saw the remaining four contestants battle it out, tasked with creating patisserie-themed delights

But her fruity rainbow showstopper divided opinion: Hollywood said the multi-flavoured, technicoloured masterpiece freaked him out, but Leith told him to loosen his mind and described it as 'Kate on a plate'.

She will be competing against Steven, a 34-year-old marketer with a hat-trick of Star Baker titles, for masterpieces including a 100-piece biscuit chess set and BLT sandwich.

Despite making it through to the semi-final, last week was a close call for Steven, who Hollywood said had not performed to 'normal Steven standard'.

The final call: (L-R) Judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, and presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding

The final call: (L-R) Judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, and presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding

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Competition: Kate, a 29-year-old health and safety inspector from Merseyside is a food historian and amateur blacksmith, is one of three contestants in next week's final

Competition: Kate, a 29-year-old health and safety inspector from Merseyside is a food historian and amateur blacksmith, and was crowned Star Baker for a Sticky Toffee Apple Caramel Cake which impressed judge Prue so much, she even asked for the recipe

Though he consistently impressed judges and viewers with his culinary skills, his choux buns were described as looking 'awful' and the heat in the tent caused the chocolate basket on his hot air balloon showstopper to melt away.

However he managed to delight presenter Sandi Toksvig with a second rainbow-inspired colour scheme, prompting her to joke that it was the 'gayest' baking challenge of all time.

The final baker to make it through is  Sophie Faldo, a 33-year-old stuntwoman and former army officer. 

Will he crack? Steven, a 34-year-old marketer with a hat-trick of Star Baker titles, scraped through to the final after his meringue hot air balloon cracked and part-collapsed

Will he crack? Steven, a 34-year-old marketer with a hat-trick of Star Baker titles, which included a 100-piece biscuit chess set and BLT sandwich

Delish! Sophie impressed with her 'Tutu with Opera Filling' creation

Delish! Sophie impressed with her 'Tutu with Opera Filling creation

The show saw special success for Sophie, who was crowned star baker after winning the technical challenge and leaving the judges 'highly impressed' with her ballet tutu showstopper.

Unlike her meringues, she refused to crack under pressure, cleverly using icing work to mask the damage to the meringue bodice, which she filled with a nine-layer opera cake.

Meanwhile Stacey Hart's elimination came as a shock, after she scooped the title of Star Baker last week. 

Tough-talking! Sophie Faldo, a 33-year-old stuntwoman and former army officer was crowned star baker after winning the technical challenge. She left the judges 'highly impressed' with her ballet tutu showstopper (pictured)

Tough-talking! Sophie Faldo, a 33-year-old stuntwoman and former army officer was crowned star baker after winning the technical challenge

Paul Hollywood admitted it was the most difficult decision he had ever made on the show and revealed that he had to make the rare move of assessing her performance throughout the whole series, rather than the one episode, before making the choice. 

But Stacey took the elimination on the chin, admitting that she was 'relieved' to escape the tension of the competition. 

'At the beginning of the episode I said that if this is the end of the road for me, then I am leaving happy,' she admitted following her exit. 

The Great British Bake Off series final will air at 8pm next Tuesday on Channel 4. 

Her fruity rainbow showstopper divided opinion: Hollywood said the multi-flavoured, technicoloured masterpiece freaked him out, but Leith told him to loosen his mind and described it as 'Kate on a plate'

Kate's fruity rainbow showstopper divided opinion. Paul said the multi-flavoured, technicoloured masterpiece freaked him out, but Leith told him to loosen his mind and described it as 'Kate on a plate'

Success: Steven managed to delight presenter Sandi Toksvig with a second rainbow-inspired colour scheme, prompting her to joke that it was the 'gayest' baking challenge of all time

Nothing half-baked about her: Stacey went all-out with her kissing flamingos centrepiece 

Nothing half-baked about her: Sophie left the judges 'highly impressed' with her ballet tutu showstopper

The end of the road: The final three made it through to the semi-final

The end of the road: The final three made it through to the semi-final

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