Thank you for your message to BBC Worldwide Channels.
We are very grateful for your feedback about The Great South African Bake Off and we note your disappointment following Asfeyah’s decision to leave the programme.
The background to this decision is that partway through the competition, an online article from 2013 surfaced that raised questions about whether Asfeyah met the programme’s criteria for an amateur baker.
Although the production team were aware of the article before filming began, and were satisfied that Asfeyah did meet the criteria, it was agreed the article had the potential to be a distraction, and Asfeyah volunteered to step down in fairness to her fellow bakers and viewers.
We appreciate your comments regarding this decision however, and we will share them with the relevant teams here at BBC Worldwide.
Thank you again for taking the time to contact us.
BBC Worldwide Channels