Appetite For Distraction

Bake Off is the ultimate comfort watch – but I can’t be the only one who would love a little swearing, bitching and general treachery from time to time

13th October, 2019
Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith in The Great British Bake Off: more sweet than sour

Just once, I’d love to see what humans are truly capable of on The Great British Bake Off. A rageful breakdown, an accusatory slagging match, even a vicious side-eye. Picture the scene: the lickarse of the season (there’s always one over doing the decorating skills, showing off sugar work and reclining on their stools with two minutes to spare) plates up yet another stunning frangipane and peach tart, delicately places a spun-sugar owl and crystalised-ginger...

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