Linda leaves GBBO viewers in tears as she dedicates her Showstopper cake to her late daughter

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Great British Bake Off viewers cried Tuesday night after contestant Linda dedicated her Showstopper cake to her late daughter.

Calling her a “sweet little English rose,” Linda, 61, shared with emotion that Melissa had tragically passed away at 18.

Revealing the white chocolate celebration cake was a tribute to her late daughter, the contestant said it “really meant a lot” to her.

Heartbreaking: Great British Bake Off viewers cried Tuesday night after contestant Linda dedicated her Showstopper cake to her late daughter

Linda shared, “This cake really means a lot to me, it’s a tribute to my daughter actually.

“Melissa had special needs, she is no longer with us, she passed away at the age of 18. It’s just a celebration of his life.

Linda added with emotion, “She was just a sweet little English rose. “

The contestant made a three-tiered white chocolate sponge cake with amaretto, raspberry jam and mascarpone cream. It was decorated with a pink chocolate rose as a tribute to his late daughter Melissa.

Emotional: Calling her a 'sweet little English rose,' Linda, 61, shared with emotion that Melissa tragically died at 18

Emotional: Calling her a ‘sweet little English rose’, Linda, 61, shared with emotion that Melissa had tragically died at age 18

Poignant: Revealing white chocolate celebration cake was a tribute to her late daughter, contestant said it 'really meant a lot' to her

Poignant: Revealing White Chocolate Celebration Cake Was A Tribute To Her Late Daughter, Contestant Said It ‘Really Means A Lot’ To Her

Fans cried over Linda’s poignant baking and shared their support for the contestant after her heartbreaking reveal.

One person said: “I just started hearing Linda talk about her daughter. What a beautiful tribute to Rose #GBBO. ‘

Another fan said: “Poor Linda… it’s so sad I know her daughter looks down on her and is very proud #gbbo.

Another viewer commented, “Aww Linda, sweetheart! Don’t make me cry in the #GBBO oven. ‘

Her English Rose: Linda shared: 'This cake really means a lot to me, it's a tribute to my daughter actually. Melissa had special needs, she is no longer with us, she passed away at the age of 18. It's just a celebration of his life.

Her English Rose: Linda shared, “This cake really means a lot to me, it’s a tribute to my daughter actually. Melissa had special needs, she is no longer with us, she passed away at the age of 18. It’s just a celebration of his life.

Regards: The competitor made a three-tiered white chocolate sponge cake with amaretto, raspberry jam and mascarpone cream. It was decorated with a pink chocolate rose as a tribute to his late daughter Melissa

Sincerely, Competitor made a three-tiered white chocolate sponge cake with amaretto, raspberry jam and mascarpone cream. It was decorated with a pink chocolate rose as a tribute to his late daughter Melissa

A different account said: “Oh Linda talks about her daughter with so much love and pride #GBBO. “

While another show watcher added, “It’s so sad for Linda’s daughter, what a great idea to bake a birthday cake in her memory if that goes well, she could be the star baker this time. #GBBO week. “

At this week’s Great British Bake Off, the theme was chocolate, where contestants had to start by making 12 brownies.

Then there was the technical challenge, which forced the bakers to create a chocolate Babka.

Support: Fans cried after Linda's poignant baking and shared their support for the contestant after her heartbreaking revelation

Support: Fans cried after Linda’s poignant baking and shared their support for the contestant after her heartbreaking revelation

The final task was the Showstopper tour where contestants had to bake a white chocolate celebration cake.

Viewers have been “gutted” after Sura’s elimination after her “raw” Showstopper failed to impress Judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

Yet despite being bowled over by his exit, fans were happy that Mark was crowned Star Baker.

The Great British Bake Off continues next Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Channel 4.

'Eviscerated': Viewers were left 'eviscerated' after Sura's elimination after her 'raw' Showstopper failed to impress Judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith

‘Eviscerated’: Viewers Left ‘Eviscerated’ After Sura Elimination After Her ‘Raw’ Showstopper Failed To Impress Judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith

Star Baker! Yet despite being upset with its exit, fans were happy that Mark was crowned Star Baker.

Emotional: Mark remained emotional after the victory

Star Baker! Yet despite being bowled over by his exit, fans were happy that Mark was crowned Star Baker.

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