I got quite into that last year
with Mary celebrating and England goal during the WC had me laughing for weeks. In fact I'm still laughing now.
what good is that to any of us?
As soon as celebrity masterchef finished 'When does bake off start?' in my ear.
Still writing for the Guardian?
I liked her.
there's a 30 minute 'great british bake off: an extra slice' on after it this year where they catch up with the presenter etc. really funny to me that that's a thing for some reason
Poor Mel or Sue...
because it sounds like a step too far to me
they should make a programme called the great british fuck off. it would only take five minutes per episode, you could list the results of who the public most want to fuck off that week.
this definitely has legs.
it demonstrated that a good name for a show doesn't necessarily translate to a good show. Won't be the case with your show though, brilliant.
has really rocketed, when it started some of them had never made bread but were great at cakes and so on, now they are all chucking out macaroons and mille feuilles in their sleep
I'll still be watching though
pretty sure Luis is looking good, 17yr old is very good too...Irish with the beard needs to up his game though...
think tonight is puddings....
enjoyed it so far, let's GBBO CHAT
big iain (the beard) was lagging well behind, although I think he did much better in the bread episode.
has had some good bakes to offset his disasters.
Old father time (trad scot) is at risk if he doesn't sexy up his puddings.
Im cheering on the slightly pink haired lass. unlucky not to win a bake last week.
if my Grandma is anything to go by
He plays it too safe, everything he's baked has been boring. He's got to go.
But then he continues to bake really plain things so I've got no sympathy
I was bang on the money about Kimberley last year, and it's happened again. What an awful twat.
(and marry me)
She looks like a puppet from The Dark Crystal.
I don't even know why
Maybe my brain just needs to fancy someone in everything I watch
Hope it's the puppet aspect
Taking my ice cream out of the freezer without even telling me?
There'd be uproar
He shouldn't have binned it though, he made his own downfall.
I wasn't sure that was what happened, it wasn't really mentioned after it happened. Binning your cake is poor form, but sabotage? That's proper wrong. I'd have lobbed my tea in her mean old face!
Why are people so rarely drinking tea whilst they bake? I'd definitely have a pot on the go.
I seemed to blink and miss it. Then it was in the bin, which is exactly what i would have done, then I too would have stropped off across the lawn, probably kicked a statue over then felt like a massive dick. I would have sworn an awful lot more though, and also screamed in the face of the guilty party.
or any recriminations. Might be worth tuning into this 30min analysis programme at some point, see if someone can be encouraged to start bitching.
when everyone was consoling Iain at the end...
From the looks of things the old lady took his Alaska bake out of the freezer to make room for hers. It was her freezer, but it was 25'c in the tent, so obviously she should have asked him before moving it or just put hers in another freezer. She didn't just move it, she plonked it on the counter!
There should be a rematch.....rebake....whatevs...
The ice cream was only out for less than a minute - nowhere near enough time to melt it.
It was just cuntish editing.
Diana's shit though, she should go soon.
Paul Hollywood has also been trying to calm people down
They do it all the time on the apprentice etc.
(and her general baking skills)
but there we go, Diana and Roy are bound to be off in the next few weeks anyway
thought Martha was a deffo for star baker.
Has anyone ever had baked alaska? because it looks pretty horrible...
What the hell is wrong with you?
It looks awful. A massive slab of meringue, ice cream and sponge. Who would want that?
the meringue I can go for
maybe i'll make one and see
But no one eats it thinking "could do with a fuckload of meringue"
alwyas thought of them a s a bit of a common 'Iceland' type pudding for some reason
he looks like a Roy
Let's face it, he's out next anyway. Unless he goes crazy and makes a kidney bean and treacle pie next week that blows Kenny Rogers' mind.
"Well everyone likes apple pie"
Ice cream: Vanilla
So old school! loved it when he was cracking about saving a nip of brandy from the tiramisu :)
she was irked at people's reactions, and then angry at being irked.
was that their Baked Alaskas weren't baked.
what a cow
sets a precedent now that it's acceptable to sabotage other people's bakes
what happens now? the decrepit old hag starts taking people's cakes out of the oven as they're cooking?
can't believe she wasn't kicked out
Or did I imagine that?
The spiteful gunge jowelled sow
Her leaving looks really suspect too. I reckon the other contestants turned on her. Sounds like shot got real after the cameras stopped rolling.
lol he is still clearly SO bitter about it
Past winners make a good living off it.
he was shit
he'd gotten better over the last couple of episodes though. Probably better to go out like this than with a cake that everyone forgets.
and he IS Beard
wonder if anyone else has noticed that?
AND there was Brown Sugar in this episode
this week's theme is.... ZZ TOP
Case closed then.
Glad Diana leaves though.
Their own fuck ups. The freezer thing sounds like a fiasco.
to make a show about cakes more interesting.
Either way, we only lost two shit contestants and a great beard.
They already have a winning format.
contest doesn't recognize that they've all been recorded already
You're not allowed to call women witches on here.
Shes already been called a sow, hag and cow....
insincerely manipulating to increase the drama
Timeline one - the filming of the show - when was that?
Timeline two - now.
So if she quit because of "injury" surely that was in timeline one, and nothing to do with the reception to wednesday's show?
Unless timelines one and two are the same, which i am pretty sure they aren't.
Help - Is like trying to understand Bill and Ted's again.
is the public's reception to all this. Those involved in the show have known about it since it was recorded months ago and have been sworn (contracted) to secrecy, so the campaign to get iain reinstated is useless.
I also don't understand how you can "bring iain back", as you would be transporting him from timeline two into timeline one, where they have presumably carried on filming without him.
DON'T GET IT.
shit liek that happens all teh time in television
Christ mate, you clearly never read stuff by *REDACTED*.
I'm not saying she's the worst writer in the world, just that she's a really bad writer. Every one of her articles is like wading through treacle.
it is mandatory for me to confess that in fact I'm just jealous of her beauty.
Even though she looks like ET.
Honestly, she's fine. She's not great, she's not outstanding, simply average. Bad is... BAD. You seem to be acting like she's some second coming of Jeffrey Archer.
And I suspect the reverse isn't going to happen either.
Ever since her first articles for the Grauniad though I've been struck by how many crappy adjectives she manages to force into her work, how an irritating archness pervades almost every single sentence she writes and how many times the flow of my reading is interrupted by her poor sentence structure.
Just like me then in fact, but then nobody pays me to write this shit.
It's made all the more visible of course by the fact that in the last decade or so the Guardian has unearthed at least three really brilliant young female writers, all of whom could have knocked out a better version of that article in their sleep.
needs taking down a peg or two
that it was a shit thing to do to make him take his bin up. Fair's fair, if he presents his bin then they should have to try what's in it.
Hmmm. I agree it has unfortunately turned into a bit of a witch hunt. And I have some sympathy for Diana, who doesn't deserve to be publicly villified, particularly at her age.
But I also don't believe she was innocent. I just think she didn't realise her small act of sabotage, which is a pattern of behaviour that many passive aggressive people get away with on a daily basis unnoticed, would be picked up by the cameras and come back to bite her on the bum in quite such a spectacular fashion.
No-one could actively remove someone else's ice cream from the freezer, which had been specifically put there to set, on one of the hottest days of the year, without realising what would happen to it. And to cap it all, her comments of "It's there, Iain, love," indicating the end of the bench, and "Well, he did have his own freezer" (or words to that effect) indicate she knew exactly what she was doing. She was 'teaching him a lesson' in a passive aggressive way, without saying anything to him about it for using 'her' freezer.
I know people like this. They have confessed their small acts of sabotage to me when gently confronted with them. It's an ingrained behaviour pattern that makes sense to them. They tend to be very polite people who consider it rude to be what they consider confrontational with people, eg "Why is your ice cream in MY freezer – use your own." They act silently to punish what they think of as an act of transgression (eg using MY freezer). It would never have crossed Diana's mind that anyone would notice and blame her, because without cameras nobody would have seen her do it, and she's probably behaved in this passive aggressive way for years.
Nonetheless, nobody wants to see an elderly lady publicly villified and I hope she can weather the storm and it blows over quickly.
His cryptic 'YOU'LL HAVE TO WATCH NEXT WEEK' is interesting. I wonder if because Beard walked, he was allowed back in order to make up the numbers?
I don't really want him to come back
cause He'd go straight after Norman.
yes, he wan't going to win it and this is probably a better way of going out than to bake just another cake that'll be forgotten. Although I thought that he'd improved quite a lot over the last two episodes.
he just seemed to be quite far behind everyone else. Builder fella, garden oven gloves, twisty hair and the other older lady (not air max) are the contenders.
actually so is twisty hair.
Martha is definitely up there. You mustn't be watching it right pal.
She's been really solid so far, only one or two flops.
after the show was filmed, the older lady panicked and made up an injury, quit the show, leaving only one possible outcome; bring back Iain, to rapturous applause, and great TV ratings.
See you wednesday.
He's basically called out the programme makers in that guardian article.
Richard is the clear favourite, followed by Martha
I was a bit concerned there that we were about to start arguing about iain's personality. That would've been embarrassing.
and he is AWFUL!!!!!!
a proper cad, quite ungentlemanly
tbf his walk out saved the lovely Scottish guy
Can't believe sadpunk fancies that awful cow with the fake eyelashes.
Nice curly hair
100 years old
She would make me nice cakes and she's not exactly zxcvbnm- old!
I personally am livid
that said, I was actually really annoyed about it on Wednesday night
and that people ar enjoying the ridiculousness of it and getting pantomime wound up
"In a freak accident, the pensioner, who lives near Whitchurch in Shropshire, said: "I fainted - which I have never done - and bashed my head, severing my olfactory nerve.
"So I have now lost my sense of smell and most of my taste.""
feel sorry for her now, poor old dear
Which would be pretty shit for anyone.
that fellow with the beard has a LOT to answer for
Will be made into a film starring Helen Mirren in 2016.
(...and she'll still complain that there are no decent roles for mature actresses)
Something about a curry house opening up opposite a French restaurant. Looks bloody awful.
i'm with you
Aye shall zay dis onlay wonz.....
on this and previous shows look really inept when it comes to the actual cooking parts. Sure they can whip up a meringue in their sleep but when it comes to cutting an onion they look hopeless.
We need x many episodes so we can't kick either of you put last night
Better mention the sad loss of Roy/Norman last week
My money still on Luis (or Kathy).
really wasn't surprising at all :D
and had two finals
we'd get along just fine
she's been my favourite from the start.
And Kate, although she was never that good to begin with I guess.
Smug Louis/Northern Nancy is gonna win. Pretty shit year tbh.
She puts mango in everything
Who coincidentally was the worst winner ever.
At no point during this episode did I think that anyone was going home. Luis is SUCH a cunt. I really hate him. Smug prick.
Now Kate's gone it's a real shower of pricks remaining. Perhaps only Rich is capable of retribution, so I suppose he'd better win now.
although I was hoping that she'd somehow escape it.
Also goddamn it their savoury pastries looked amazing.
Going to make some at the weekend.
Richard is my favourite, then Nancy. Next week looks fun, also loving Mel and sue a LOT
they were all just guessing about some of the steps, it didn't really test the bakers abilities, experience or even any sort of intuition they have.
She seemed to have totally changed last night and enjoyed it even when she was doing badly. I guess that the previous week had that effect on her.
when it was going wrong. Gonna sound patronising but I think she's been super composed and eloquent for her age without displaying any sort of arrogance.
especially the times that she seemed to rely on intuitive and it overcame any lack of experience.
though I do *love* Richard too
although she did have a massive advantage in that technical challenge so taking that into consideration maybe she didn't deserve it that much.
you could say that Chetna is so fucking awesome that she chose to do something so hard that they'd made it a technical challenge. And nailed it both times. Fucking robbed. Chetna for the win.
And I seem to remember saying that when one wheel came off Martha then they all would. Still a damned impressive 17 year old though.
Because it's difficult to make an it's in fashion or something do she be rewarded for knowing what's in in the bread world!
Did you guys see the cotton candy grapes thread the other day - those would be good in a donut or bread or something!
He was in trouble a few weeks ago. Now, here he is *Baker, time-after-time.
She's keeping very tight-lipped about it all.
I thought it was an Apprentice set-up, where they film the final a couple of days before
I don't know her, my Thinly George Foreman does. Apparently she's given absolutely nothing away, but did bring a shedload of baking products into work on a weekly basis earlier on in the year.
needed a little bit longer.
She was the only one who made something edible in that round.
it was right that she was marked down a bit for it being slightly under done, even if it was by far the best one. it was a fucking hard task.
just made me really hungry.
How much does Paul Hollywood fancy himself?
Chorus would be sung in a super diva-ish way:
Paul Hollywood, Oh hoooow I wish
You would give meeeee your wood
Put a buuuun in my ooooven
Oil in her mouth cos she thought it was Marsala wine
*only saw the last ten minutes - doughnuts
Sort of like a souped up Rescue Remedy.
In preparation for eating whilst watching
Last night we had banana leaf it was great
Sad to see lovely Martha go, Nancy falling off a bit too
Want Richard to win but not sure next weeks elegant patisserie will be his strong point
That would be horrid
WHY DON'T YOU JUST MARRY HER
and she wasn't in it. Did she get stitched up or something, I thought she was one of the favourites. Maybe she spurned Hollywood's sleazy advances and he booted her out...
Survived the first by the skin of her teeth when her and Richard both had 'mares but were deemed too big to fail
Fuck's sake. This country etc.
She's consistently been better than Nancy, and Louis is cunt.
of 'cunt' as an adjective in your post. Definitely a keeper
We pay the License Fee for this etc. etc.
Unless Nancy really ups her game.
One thing in his favour though is that yesterday he seemed to be obsessed with making everything look like a cock.
I giggled like a coquettish Queen at Mary's reaction to Louis's baileys gimmick
20 layers of sponge
E ay the adio
What a boring bake
Anyway, bye to chetna and her flavour queen. Richard star baker AGAIN woopeoop, he better win or I will be angry
I don't want Luis to win because he's cunt, but Richard's been star baker forever so he won't win. Luis' been on Richard's heels all the way so the final will be him finally taking the crown.
Nancy doesn't stand a chance. She's so shit.
Kate should be allowed to come back for the final and thrash them all.
FIVE TIMES and then be like 'oh Luis made the least-worst grotesque bar mitzvah cake this week so he wins the *whole competition*
If that's the case you might as well just have one episode and give whoever Star Baker that week is the overall prize.
Luis has arguably been the most consistent and has been in contention for star baker loads of times. Besides if it just went to who won star baker the most times there'd be no point in a final
After he wins he'd better open a bakery in north London.
If they pull a fast one like last year (still fuming about that) and Richard doesn't win then I'm gonna storm the BBC, protesters-storming-the-ITV-studios-at-the-World-Cup stylee.
I hope he doesn't though, I'd much rather see either of the other two take it.
He should have won star baker this week.
Good have been any of them though.
feels right that Nancy won. Richard seemed at peace, he'd proved (!) his worth with his unprescedented 5peat. wish he was my dad, or at least my older brother or nice uncle.
Luis is great, why does everyone wanna hate on him? he's not a ruthless pro, he's clearly a lovely man. stop hating on Stockport's finest. I hope he opens a bakery in the Underbank.
i was hoping one of them would have chucked in their job and set up a bakery, or gone off to bakery college or something.
not just..... X continues to bake and has recently made a cake...........
not exactly inspiring
bit of a poor final really - seemed to show them all up as being not actually that good at baking, obviously they all are, but if i'd only seen the final I wouldn't have been that impressed. The show stoppers (except for Louis) looked a bit shitty, the technical challenge was a bit of a mess, and the signature bakes were pretty dull.
I like Nancy, can't remember anything she made in the whole show, but she seems like a good egg.
Last year's show stoppers in particular were appalling.
i don't remember them at all
if i was in charge of the bake off - for the final showstopper - i would give them two whole days - so 14 hrs - to make something really spectacular, hopefully that would stop the final being a bit of an anti-climax
misplacedly downplaying the amount of skill and creativity on display that these people have. Really.
but I don't think this looks that good
I baked a cake that came out gray and I stuck whole mars bars (vertical style) and some chopped up wham bar on the top
so i now what i'm talking about
Still in awe at how people manage to create things like that. That are intricately constructed and are not just edible but most probably delicious. Pretty remarkable what some amateur bakers can do.
but just imagine how amazing it could look if he's had 3 times the amount of time!!!!
Can't even remember the name of the lass who won. All I remember was that every week Hollywood and Berry were like `Yeah this looks great but your bake's all over the place and it tastes like shit`. Style over substance for sure.
This year they picked a steady, assured, consistent and skilled bakesmith. Bit like the fans voting James Milner as their player of the season.
I'm never going to be able to forget. 'Oh well done you improved' WHATEVER it's not school it's a competition.
this looks awful!!
seriously BBC, give them more time at the end to make something really incredible
but it's not even close to final-worthy.
I'll reply where I want.
See you in The Apprentice threads.
why all the hate for Luis on this thread? it's a cooking show where obviously you can't taste the food at home, and his were by the far the most visually appealing creations, so personally i wanted him to win.
super tense final, seemed like a battle of who would mess it up less than the others.
I was a Chetna man but she seemed like a bit of a willy in last night's episode.
First time we'd seen any sort of flicker of passion from here and she acting like a bitter schoolkid. Weird.
he really was just spoofing then as suspected.
saying he was going to open a coffee shop. I just rolled my eyes.