This is a review of the newly launched GBBO on channel 4. We moved to a channel with new contestants, new judges (except Paul) and new presenters.
I liked the bake off – I was worried that I would miss Mel and Sue (and I did) but I found Noel and Sandi rather funny and I settled in. Their opening to the show was entertaining and their one liners bounced off each other like table tennis.
All the main components and challenges were the same, but I was in more anticipation as I was unsure if Prue would play nice or not. She was tough and I liked that. Mary was always lovely about it and found the positive side to it, but something about Prue’s straight to the point judging made it really good.
The challenges were harder and the pressure was higher and as usual we had a few lagging behind. Forgetting to put ovens on, cakes falling apart… it was the bake off we know and love.
The challenges were brilliant and the illusion cake show stopper was a toughy, but boy, did they pull through. I was sure that they were real blueberry pancakes (and I would love to go to Liam’s house for breakfast). I have never really liked tomato, but Stephens BLT looked better than any sandwich I had ever had. And wow… Flo could have fooled me with her watermelon if I hadn’t seen her cooking it!
Congrats to Stephen for Star Baked!
I hate to see Mel, Sue and Mary go, but this breath of fresh air actually grew on me.
All is well and good, but if there is one thing we British hate as much a queuing.. it’s adverts. The number of food related adverts was beyond anything and the fact that there was an advert break before the last two minutes was absolutely pointless. We never really appreciate something until it’s gone and now we wish that we could just watch it all in one and not lose our place or forget who baked what.
Netherleless, I would watch it again and try not to get hungry when I see the cake baking challenge with Stork.
A better than expected opening episode. I had my doubts about its popularity without Mel, Sue and Mary however Noel and Sandi eased my worries.
4 stars! 1 off for the adverts…
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