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A "Drag Race" Joke Happened On "Bake Off" And Our Worlds Are Colliding

Two of the best shows on television are merging.

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Two of the best reality shows on television: RuPaul's Drag Race, a show where drag queens compete for stardom...

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...and The Great British Bake Off, full of nice bakers and exceptionally intense innuendos like this one.

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There's a possibility that you watch both shows, but you'd never think they'd cross over in any way. They are reality TV polar opposites.

Well, think again. In the latest episode of Bake Off, at the start of Bread Week's technical challenge when Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith left the tent, Bake Off host Sandi Toksvig dropped this Drag Race pun.

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It was truly exceptional work.

And the bakers absolutely loved it.

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Baker Tom (who is in the photo above) then tweeted that he had been laughing at her joke for months.

.@sanditoksvig literally been chuckling about the "Pru-Paul drag race" for months. Still am. Bravo! #GBBO

A lot of viewers noticed it too.

Pru Paul Drag Race had just won pun of the year for me mate.... amen #GBBO

The PruePaul Drag Race! Best pun ever! #GBBO

I can't get over "PruePaul's Drag Race" 😂 #GBBO @BritishBakeOff

Weirdly, this joke had been doing the rounds on Twitter since the start of the latest series of Bake Off, but as this episode was filmed months ago, this was all coincidental.

PruPaul's bake race would be a better name for the show #GBBO

The Bake Off Twitter account tweeted the incident.

Prue Paul's Drag Race. Our job here is done. #BreadWeek #GBBO

And then, in an amazing development, the official Twitter account for RuPaul's Drag Race tweeted an endorsement of the whole pun.

And it sparked a wonderful conversation full of puns.

This tweet pretty much sums up the whole thing.

@RuPaulsDragRace These 2 tv shows I never thought I'd see tweeting each other

The obvious next step: a spinoff series.

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