The GBBO Baking Controversy The Nation Cannot Stay Quiet On

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So, the ‘Great British Bake Off’ on Channel 4 wasn’t actually as bad as we’d all feared.

Paul Hollywood gave no less than TWO handshakes in the first episode thanks to the higher-than-average standard of contestants this year, Noel Fielding wore an excellent shirt, and Prue Leith and Sandi Toksvig were wonderfully quick-witted.

The innuendo was all there thanks to a rather phallic chocolate sculpture of a Champagne bottle, the format was comfortingly un-messed with and the bunting remained.

Yet despite this, the nation took Nigella Lawson-esque levels of offence (Italy still hasn’t forgotten that Carbonara, Nige) to the technical challenge.

What kind of monster, they cried, would put peppermint in a mini roll?

Not on Mary Berry’s eagle-eyed watch, that’s for sure.

Still, can you remember a first round with showstoppers quite like this? We can’t.

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