Television Great British Bake Off 2021

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Who’s watching?
 

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I'm freaked out Noel and the jarring Scouse have opposite tops on.
 

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I promise I’m not saying this because I’m a Utd fan but, that voice from the Scouser goes right through my fecking head!
It's unbearable. Hope she goes out first because I can't put up with that for long.
 

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This was so weird, and neither of them made a comment?! (Or did they and I missed it?)
They did eventually say something. Then she showed her shoes which had ears and tails. Her shoes. Ears. And tails.
 

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I'm just watching it now on +1. Been itching to get home all day to watch this. Bought a salted caramel cheesecake and a tiramisu in preparation. (won't be eating both tonight...maybe)
 

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At least the Vegan one hasn't banged on about it. The scouse chick is really annoying.

I like Crystelle and the Italian fella so far.

Forgot just how painfully unfunny Lucas is on this though. Luckily Fielding is on form.
 

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I didn't think he was the worst, but he definitely didn't get the brief for the showstopper :lol:

I like Jurgen, he's good. The Italian dude does well, but his stuff is a little plain and dull to look at. That bouquet of flowers was like what you used to get on bake off, it was very impressive.
 

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I had a great laugh with Paul's joke about Pru taking her teeth out and washing them later.

The quality already seems higher than last year at least. The Italian guy, Jürgen, Vegan girl, and Crystelle are all good.
 

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"It means something for me." Jurgen is such a sweetheart.

Can't believe it's taken me this long to figure out where I've seen him before:
 

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Prue absolutely hates the old dear contestant
 

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"It means something for me." Jurgen is such a sweetheart.

Can't believe it's taken me this long to figure out where I've seen him before:

He was amazing last week with all chocolate tasks. I did think it was because he is from the Land of Chocolate
 

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GBBO gets an outstanding review in today’s Irish times. My favourite bit…

The Great British Bake Off (Tuesday, Channel 4) is how Britain likes to see itself. Each year the show presents us with a bunch of polite, eccentric, multicultural craftsfolk in a big tent replete with food, fuel and Union Jack bunting and implies that this is the real Britain. Then we turn on GB News and see the actual citizens of that blighted isle, light-headed with supply shortages and Facebookmemes, sucking Soylent Green from a pipe in the fulfilment centre where everyone works now in the absence of employment law, trade deals or hope.

The real Britain gets Boris Johnson, a prematurely aged toddler pumped full of regret, lies and leaking attic insulation. Bake Off gets the veteran judge Paul Hollywood, his eyes as blue as sadness and his beard as white as an angel’s wing. Johnson’s faithless handshake is like being grazed by some strands of wet hair. Hollywood’s affirming handshake is like being gripped by the full force of your father’s love.
 

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GBBO gets an outstanding review in today’s Irish times. My favourite bit…
:lol: brilliant. They could also have pointed out that almost every year without fail the minorities are the first to be kicked out.
 

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That was one of the strongest semi finals in the show. Such a shame Jurgen has gone - don't think he deserved it given his performance from the start.
 

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It's been a very strong year and the suspense in the final tasks have been especially tense.

Seemed to come down last night to who didn't get a handshake
 

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Am I in the minority that can’t stand Matt Lucas on this? I just don’t find his humour/skits funny. When he interacts with the contestants it’s just awkward as they wait for him to finish give an awkward laugh as he walks off.
 

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Am I in the minority that can’t stand Matt Lucas on this? I just don’t find his humour/skits funny. When he interacts with the contestants it’s just awkward as they wait for him to finish give an awkward laugh as he walks off.
he's never been funny, just a fat bellened.
 

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Jurgen :(

Crazy strong final four this year, I think Jurgen probably deserved to go as his first and last were the "weakest", if you could call it that.

Reckon Chigs might go on and win it now.
 

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Am I in the minority that can’t stand Matt Lucas on this?
If you are, I'm in it with you. Can't stand the tw*t. Couldn't stand him even back in the days of being on Vic and Bob as George Dawes. Couldn't stand him in Little Britain and I still can't stand him in the GBBO. I really liked Noel with Sandy Toksvig.
 

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Am I in the minority that can’t stand Matt Lucas on this? I just don’t find his humour/skits funny. When he interacts with the contestants it’s just awkward as they wait for him to finish give an awkward laugh as he walks off.

I thought he was ok lasy year but he has been woeful this time around.

Noel seems to be by far the better host bar that awkward interaction with Jurgen last night but by and large he tends to gel with the contestants a lot better and Jurgen was sulking anyway