Wednesday, 19 October 2016

GBBO 2016: Volume Nine (19.10.16)


This week’s Great British Bake Off saw the exit of this series’ Mr Cool (second to Paul Hollywood, of course) Selasi.

It was a shame to see him go, as he’s one of my favourites. I’m in the slightly unusual situation this time around of not disliking any of the people who are left; there’s usually someone who gets under my skin, though thankfully, this time around, they’re all very pleasant. Selasi was the last big character though, so it’s a pity he didn’t make the final.

As ever, I tweeted along as this evening’s baking adventures unfolded. See below for what I said.

8:02pm: I wonder how many takes Mel & Sue's intro took.

8:04pm: Will the £25million fee for C4's version of #GBBO stretch to buying Paul Hollywood a pair of cufflinks?

8:07pm: "Puff the magic pastry lived by the Selasi..."

8:13pm: Jane's hair confuses me.

8:14pm: Lamination's what you need, if you want to be a puff-pastry-baker.

8:18pm: My favourite 1980s singer was Robert Palmier.

8:20pm: Running your hands through Paul Hollywood's hair would scratch off your fingerprints.

8:27pm: When #GBBO moves to C4 next year, every autumn Wednesday at 8pm, BBC1 will broadcast an hour of static.

8:31pm: Andrew's Double Entendre of the Week: "It's rather large, but it will grow more." Candice's Double Entendre of Week: "It looks huge."

8:34pm: Paul Hollywood's Double Entendre of the Week: "Let's see what it's like inside".

8:42pm: Mary Berry's Double Entendre of the Week: "This will go down the hole and the juice will drizzle down the middle."

8:55pm: According to Mary Berry, Candice is "a clever girl" (like the velociraptors in Jurassic Park).


8:57pm: Bye-le Selasi.

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