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GBBO’s Laura Adlington criticises ‘tokenistic’ plus size clothing ranges

Great British Bake Off’s Laura Adlington stood out at Topshop for its apparent lack of plus size clothing, with the star claiming she could only find 18 items between sizes 24 and 26 online.

Last February it was announced that Topshop had been acquired by ASOS, whose clothing is now sold through the website, but Laura says there are over 3,000 items to choose from between sizes 8 and 12, while there are fewer than 20. . pieces in the larger sizes.

The 32-year-old television personality, who took to Instagram on Tuesday to speak out, said: “I was very, very excited to find that Topshop was finally doing a plus-size range until I got on the ASOS website. went and filtered to size.

Verdict: Laura Adlington, 32 of Great British Bake Off, has hit at Topshop for apparent lack of plus-size clothing

Verdict: Laura Adlington, 32 of Great British Bake Off, has hit at Topshop for apparent lack of plus-size clothing

Turns out there are over 3,000 options if you’re a size 8, 10, 12 and only 18 things to choose from if you’re a size 24 or 26.

“Is it just me or is this too little, too late?”

She added in the caption: ‘Am I being a bit harsh or is this just a token attempt by Topshop to stop the declining sales?

‘There are over 2500 products in size 4, and only 18 in a 20+. And don’t even get me started on the fact that 9 out of 18 are jackets.

Claims: The star said in an Instagram video on Tuesday that she could only find 18 items between sizes 24 and 26 online

Claims: The star said in an Instagram video on Tuesday that she could only find 18 items between sizes 24 and 26 online

Claims: The star said in an Instagram video on Tuesday that she could only find 18 items between sizes 24 and 26 online

“I remember the agony of growing up in the accessories section in Topshop, so my opinion may be biased.”

MailOnline has contacted ASOS for comment.

It comes after Laura said she felt suicidal after being the target of cruel, fattening trolls after her appearance on the Great British Bake Off.

The star, who took part in the 2020 show, said some viewers took to social media to blame her for her struggle to have a baby, with Laura admitting that the abuse made her “cry in bed.” .

Speaking on the Should I remove that? podcast, Laura said: ‘When it all really started, it was the week of the finale. People were just awful and it was really personal stuff too.

Trouble: It comes after Laura said she felt suicidal after being the target of cruel, fattening trolls after her appearance on the Great British Bake Off

Trouble: It comes after Laura said she felt suicidal after being the target of cruel, fattening trolls after her appearance on the Great British Bake Off

Trouble: It comes after Laura said she felt suicidal after being the target of cruel, fattening trolls after her appearance on the Great British Bake Off

“It was personal things like infertility and other personal things. People said things like, “It was no wonder you can’t have a baby.”

“It just got really bad. I remember thinking, I don’t want to kill myself, but I remember crying in bed and thinking, ‘This would be so much easier if I wasn’t there, if I didn’t exist.’

“That was really a low point for me.”

Laura insisted that more needs to be done to stop online bullies, saying: “It’s fucking disgusting what people can say and get away with.”

The star went on to explain how the torment affected her self-image, explaining, “I think I really lost my confidence after Bake Off because there was so much horrible going on around it.

Enterprising: After her Great British Bake Off performance, Laura started her podcast Go Love Yourself in response to the shocking body shaming messages she received after her TV debut

Enterprising: After her Great British Bake Off performance, Laura started her podcast Go Love Yourself in response to the shocking body shaming messages she received after her TV debut

Enterprising: After her Great British Bake Off performance, Laura started her podcast Go Love Yourself in response to the shocking body shaming messages she received after her TV debut

“And someone gave me some really bad advice and said, ‘Stay on Twitter because it might get you work. But it was so bad for my mental health. It was horrible.

“I remember reaching the final on Hermine, (and I was thinking) how the hell am I trending? And there were 120 Ofcom complaints about it.

“I think I posted a statement on Twitter saying you can be angry that your favorite person didn’t make it through.

“Actually I agree with you, but for the record, you weren’t there, you didn’t taste it.

“I explained that my cake always looks a bit rustic and that’s about it and it’s really about the taste and the taste.”

Laura said she found the seven-week Great British Bake Off filming process “tiring” and claimed she received no support during the process.

“We filmed Bake Off in a heat wave,” she explains. ‘I was away from home for seven weeks. Frankly, I was mentally and physically exhausted.

“We didn’t really get support from the counselors they promised or anything and by the end of the shoot I was literally like, ‘I’m done. I don’t even want to do it.’

“I just cried so much, but when I came out of Bake Off it really hit my confidence every time I was baking.

“I would be so in the back of my mind. I’d say, “You’re a motherfucker, you’re a motherfucker, you’re a motherfucker, you’re a motherfucker, you’re a motherfucker.”

“I bake a little now, but not as much as I used to. I had lost my love a little bit.’

MailOnline has reached out to Channel 4 for comment.

Unimpressed: Laura insisted more needs to be done to stop online bullies, saying: 'It's damn disgusting what people can say and get away with'

Unimpressed: Laura insisted more needs to be done to stop online bullies, saying: 'It's damn disgusting what people can say and get away with'

Unimpressed: Laura insisted more needs to be done to stop online bullies, saying: ‘It’s damn disgusting what people can say and get away with’