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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Bake Off: It's good to have you back!

The first week of The Great British Bake Off is always a bit of free for all. With so many contestants there is minimal time given to each Baker, which is certainly a negative. However, on the flip side these means the hour long show is jam packed full of innuendos and puns. It’s easily the week’s best hour of TV, and there’s a way to make it even better.

If you don’t have Twitter open when watching The Great British Bake Off, then you’re doing it wrong. You need to follow @BBCOne and @BritishBakeOff, emphasis on the need. From retweeting quotes alongside gifs to pointing out the best innuendos of the night, it’s literally a giggle a minute with these two accounts. And it’s not just these two tweeting about the show. Thousands took to Twitter tonight to voice their opinions and remarks on the debut episode. According to Kantar, the UK’s official Twitter TV metric measurer, within the first twenty minutes of the show there had been over 60,000 Tweets. Comparied to other shows on at the moment, that’s a simply incredible number.



So what happened tonight? So much. SO MUCH. We nearly had another #Bincident, there was a Gin and Tonic Cake and we had elephants hanging out around a Black Forest cake. Some of the episodes top moments…

Flora, this year’s youngest contestant, forgetting to turn on the oven claiming that she had an Aga at home so wasn’t used to having to preheat an oven.  I give her two weeks.


The pun of the series so far? “Right, Madeiras…”


The innuendos…  


The Great British Bake Off is well and truly back to being at the top of it’s game. I guarantee on future Wednesday nights most of the population will be tuning into BBC One to watch people bake more cakes. It sounds like an absolutely ridiculous concept, but by God it’s good TV. I’ll see you on the twittersphere…

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