Candice Brown rages she had ten ‘no-shows’ at her pub this weekend and says she’s trying to ‘keep her business alive’

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CANDICE Brown was  left furious after having 10 “no shows” at her village pub in Milton Keynes this weekend.

The Great British Bake Off winner, 35, ranted on Twitter at diners who failed to turn up to The Green Man – despite booking tables.

She posted: “10 no shows this weekend. Really???? People please just call or something.#NOMORENOSHOWS.”

Candice then hit out at a follower who accused the chef of “jumping on the bandwagon” after fellow chefs like James Martin and Tom Kerridge also slammed diners who don’t show up for bookings.

The TV star replied: “Really??? Oh I’m sorry I’m concerned about my pub, my business surviving.

“But yeah sure I’ll jump on that bandwagon!!! It’ll always be news if it matters and believe me this matters.”

Another follower defended Candice, saying how unfair it is when pubs have to turn customers away due to reservations for people who don’t show up.

Candice responded: “Yes we have had to turn people away too!”

Her fury comes just days after she revealed she’d been forced to introduce a £10 deposit at lunch and a £20 deposit in the evening to ensure people turn up for bookings.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain, Candice said her capacity has been reduced from 40 to 20 people, and clapped back at “rude” diners who don’t show up.

She said: “We’re in a tiny village pub we have to take out half our tables. If we had 20 people not turn up, we would have no business.

“We fought hard to keep our business running.

“It’s about survival and I don’t get this thought process if you have booked a table not having the common decency just to make a phone call and say, ‘I can’t come’.”

Candice went on: “We’ve had a couple of no shows, we’ve had people swap their bookings and we’re not animals, we’re not horrible, of course we’ll swap it, or if there is an extreme circumstance we give their money back. We’re not awful human beings.

“But the hospitality industry is just trying to survive at the moment, we’re on our knees and we’re trying to survive. “Twenty seven no-shows is unacceptable, it’s rude and costing lives and money and businesses.”

The TV star has had a rough few weeks, after shocking fans by announcing her split from husband Liam Macauley after two years of marriage.

Liam moved out of the flat they shared above her pub and Candice was spotted without her wedding ring soon after.

Her agent told the Mirror: “I can confirm Candice and Liam separated earlier this year.”

 

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