The Great British Bake Off 2019 – All the GBBO Gossip

So The Great British Bake Off 2019 has hit our screens. What’s the latest happenings in the world of Paul & Prue? Find out as we share the latest catchup and gossip from GBBO 2019…pass the time until the next episode or series airs. Keep an eye on this page – it’s a great way of finding out which judges may return for the new series and which amateur bakers will be starring in the upcoming series. So why not take a look at our latest Great British Bake Off spoilers below?

Great British Bake Off 1920s week, custard tarts, souffles and more!

Last time the bakers faced dairy week and unfortunately they had the worst technical challenge ever known on GBBO. Unfortunately Phil didn’t quite make the mark, and left the Bake Off tent. This week, the bakers are back to try and impress. The theme this week is the1920s! The first challenge, the signature challenge, to make 4 individual, highly decorate custard pies! “A beautifully formed custard pie is, silky...

The Great British Bake Off – 1st week – Part Two!

1st Technical Challenge – Secret to success is accuracy! 6 Identical Angel Cake Slices – Each made with 3 layers of Genoise Sponge. The sponge layers must be sandwiched with an Italian Meringue butter cream. Topped with icing and feathered! And the judges results: 13th Jamie 12th Helena 11th Michael 10th David 9th Dan 8th Phil 7th Priya 6th Michelle 5th Alice 4th Amelia 3rd Steph 2nd Rosie 1st...

Ready…Steady…Bake…Here’s our live review of the 1st weeks episode of this years The Great British Bake Off 2019 – Part One!

Its the 10th anniversary of The Great British Bake Off and tonight sees the launch of this years Bake off Season – READY…..STEADY….BAKE!!! 13 home bakers from across the country and at any point there could be 2 contestants, off the show on one night. What will Paul and Prue think of this years bakers dozen! And so we’re off: 1st signature challenge is a Fruit Cake Any size,...

The Great British Bake Off is another popular British reality television show which focuses on a baking competition. The show has become embedded in British pop culture and has proven to be successful outside of the UK too, appearing in numerous other countries around the world.

Bake Off Background

The Great British Bake Off (sometimes referred to as simply The Bake Off or GBBO) first aired in August 2010 on BBC Two and continued to air on the channel until its fifth season when it was moved to BBC One due to its growing popularity. The reality show follows a group of amateur bakers who compete against one another over a series of rounds. The bakers must impress the judges enough to pass through to the next round and avoid being eliminated. 

Each episode of the show consists of three challenges:

  • Signature: A dish that is unique to the baker
  • Technical: Bakers are given an identical recipe that requires technical knowledge and experience and is judged blindly from worst to bet
  • Showstopper: Bakers must show off their skills and talent by experiment with a dish

This format continues for the entire series until the finale where the three bakers are left and a winner is finally announced.

During its first seven seasons, the Bake Off was presented by Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc and contestants were judged by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. Following its move to Channel 4 in 2017, Noel Fielding and Sandi Roksvig replaced Perkins and Goedroyc as presenters and new judge Prue Leith took over from Sue Perkins alongside original judge Paul Hollywood. 

Famous Great British Bake Off Gossip, Facts And Mishaps

The show has embedded itself in British pop culture and managed to spark an interest in baking throughout the nation. In fact, since its launch shops throughout the UK have recorded a huge increase in the sales of baking ingredients.

Bake Off has won numerous awards throughout its time on air including a BAFTA and a National Television Awards. However, the show, despite its simplicity, has also managed to stir up quite a lot of controversy. 

The reality show has been accused of product placement (And it even received a sanction for product placement of Smeg fridges in 2012), for favouritism and, most interestingly, for its use of innuendos which many have deemed to be irresponsible. 

More recently, judge Prue Leith accidentally revealed the winner of the show’s eighth season in 2017 twelve hours before the final episode aired. Leith accidentally tweeted the winner causing an uproar from fans for ruining the show. 

That was probably one of the biggest Bake Off spoilers in history. But don’t worry, you’ll only find small Great British Bake Off spoilers on our page here from rumours of which judges will be returning to where the show filmed and when it might return. We’ve covered it all here on our page of Bake Off spoilers.

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