24 Reasons You Should Be Watching “The Great British Bake Off”

As if you weren’t already.

1. It’s not afraid to state the obvious.

2. It’s no-nonsense.


3. It loves a blowtorch.

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4. It teaches you how many pleats there are in a puff.


5. And why the old methods are the best.


No, Glenn, not the inside-out method!

6. It challenges gravity every week.


7. Sometimes with failed results.

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8. And no creation goes to waste.


9. Because it has quite a gentle level of controversy.



Via this Tumblr. Though we will never forget Custardgate.

10. Mel and Sue are a dream team.

11. Sue is the queen of innuendo.

12. Seriously.

13. Mel is more straightforward.





15. From her decisive finger prods.

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16. To her baking tips.

17. And of course, Paul Hollywood.


18. Ruby’s flexible face.


19. And Christine’s fearful freeze-frames.

20. And Deborah’s sorrowful looks.


21. Its contestants just really love baking.

22. And genuinely care about each other.

Rhubarb + custard tarts. All intact + out of their tin. I'd crush the lot to have @AliImdadBakes back in the tent.

— Howard Middleton (@HowardMiddlebun)

23. But mainly, the cakes.

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24. And because look how far it has come since Season 1.

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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