Once again, the Great British Bake-Off is gracing our screens and this year it’s been promoted to BBC One. At last, the nation’s favourite show is being treated with the respect it deserves!
As a soon to be 19 year old, I am 100% not ashamed to admit that the Great British Bake-Off is (along with Downton Abbey) one of my favourite shows and I don’t think I’m alone. With a peak of 7.5 million viewers in its first week, it’s fair to say that the nation has desperately been awaiting the return of the big white tent. That’s the marvellous thing about a reality TV show centred around baking, every member of the family can enjoy it!
If you love the tears that a reality TV show brings then you’re in luck since there’s plenty of crying in GBBO. Admittedly it is over cakes rather than an Essex love-triangle but who can honestly say that they’ve never cried over a soggy bottom before?
Perhaps you watch for the innuendos, which this series has even Mary knocking them out. That’s right, the Queen of Cakes and classiest lady on telly is keeping us all entertained with her naughty lines and comments that rival even Mel and Sue’s!
I’m sure there will be plenty of viewers tuning in for their weekly dose of the Silver Fox and with his blue eyes and baker’s arms who can blame them? The bread-master himself and King of Ciabatta provides the perfect antidote to some of the more annoying contestants as well as being the bearded half of the Royal Bake-Off couple.
And finally, maybe you actually watch for the bakes? Cakes, pies, breads, biscuits, tarts- the lot! Some weeks there’s even mini-sandwiches thrown in for good measure and on the weeks that either Mel or Sue visit a French patisserie, it’s recommended that you have a custard cream to hand to avoid dribbling uncontrollably.
Whatever your reason for watching the Great British Bake-Off, I truly hope that you’ll enjoy the rest of the series as much as I will!