Great British Bake Off

(44 Posts)
CruCru Sun 21-Jul-13 20:13:28

Coming back next month, according to the Guardian.

I always think it's funny when they say make jam / custard and a bunch of them have never done that. I have sympathy when it is a really hard thing to bake.

Ohh good - I will look forward to this! And I know what you are saying, CruCru - I would think those are, if not basic, at least pretty important skills if you are entering a baking competition.

MadeOfStarDust Sun 21-Jul-13 20:17:10

gone off it now ....

I always go off a program when the main presenter is a cheat... at least the US version got pulled....

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Jul-13 09:29:21

WHAT wha? Who cheated on it and what did they do MadeOf?

deepfriedsage Mon 22-Jul-13 09:34:17

The baker is a cheat. Love Mary. I shall be watching.

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Jul-13 09:39:39

So what did he do??? Was it is America?

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Jul-13 09:40:35

I meant to put "in" America of course blush

deepfriedsage Mon 22-Jul-13 09:41:10

He is married and he is sticking his cock in a Woman who is not his wife.

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Jul-13 09:42:48

OOOH THAT type of cheating! i'm a DUH I was thinking he'd bought ready made pastry or something grin grin

CalamityKate Mon 22-Jul-13 09:44:32

We went to a food/drink festival at the weekend. Paul Hollywood did a cookery demo thing and I have to admit he was quite entertaining.

During the Q/A thing at the end, DS stuck his hand up and the microphone was duly brought over to him. The conversation went thusly:

DS: When I tried your 8 strand plait...
laughter and scattered applause from audience
PH: Wait a minute, how old are you?!
DS: Eleven.
PH: Eleven? My lad can't even tie his shoelaces and you've done me 8 strand plait!
PH starts to clap, joined by rest of audience
DS: Yes. Anyway, THE POINT IS....

*Audience laughs. PH laughs and says "Well that's me told, eh?" grin

DS has AS and can be somewhat blunt..... grin

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Jul-13 09:45:22

Well women do rather throw themselves at men on't telly (I know it doesn't excuse him but IME there are very few men who turn down what's offered on a plate)

CalamityKate Mon 22-Jul-13 09:47:21

Ooh and PH made lots of jokes like "When I was in my hotel room last night - ALONE!!!" and every time he mentioned a female "I'm not going out with her by the way!"

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Jul-13 09:49:01

Calamity that's a good story grin. I wouldn't attempt a 3 strand plaited loaf let alone an 11 strand what a clever boy!!

deepfriedsage Mon 22-Jul-13 09:51:59

The vagina who supplied a space for the married cock was the USA version of Mel and Sue.

CalamityKate Mon 22-Jul-13 09:53:04

ppeatfruit there were gaggles of meticulously made up, coiffed ladies chattering excitedly about Paul and what time he's on and we must make sure we get a seat etc etc.

I don't imagine he needs ever to be lonely grin

CalamityKate Mon 22-Jul-13 09:54:11

Apparently this year, Celebrity Bake Off has them all in; Paul, Mary, Mel and Sue.

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Jul-13 09:54:25

I live sort of on the edge of the media world and I sometimes actually feel sorry for the 'stars' ;there are a still a huge number of journos who'll write anything and newspapers who'll print anything.

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Jul-13 09:55:55

deepfried was she also married?

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Jul-13 09:58:35

Sorry to sound dim but I don't follow celeb 'news' I don't really give a shit TBH!

Suddengeekgirl Mon 22-Jul-13 11:37:37

Squeeee! I can't wait! grin

Anyone know when it'll start, more specifically I mean? smile

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Jul-13 12:32:14

Me too sudden it'll be nice to get back to things like GBBO,Downton etc. darker evenings grin Maybe google will know the exact date? i don't sorry!

MadeOfStarDust Mon 22-Jul-13 13:36:37

I don't follow celeb news either - but it was pretty hard to miss the TV and mainstream newspaper coverage of his him being "so sorry" for causing his 11 year old son to be sick with stress and nosebleeds etc.. (quite apart from the effect on his wife hmm )

He chose to devastate the lives of those dearest to him... I do go off people who do that...

daimbardiva Mon 22-Jul-13 13:46:40

Indeed, and how lovely of him to make funny jokes about what a cad he is as well :/

I will still be watching though - but he was never the main attraction for me anyway.

CruCru Mon 22-Jul-13 14:01:24

He's probably the worst bit of the show.

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Jul-13 14:24:37

I don't know how I missed that when did it happen MadeOF? Was it around the first or 2nd week in June? If so it was because i was deep in preparing for DD2s wedding!!

He does sound fairly repugnant TBH Typical insensitive male hmm

I enjoy the show for the contestants - I admire their skill, and I love the way that they all seem to be friendly towards eachother, and supportive. And I enjoy seeing them make something that I might be able to make, if I really practiced, or something that I wouldn't have a prayer of making.

Plus I love Mel and Sue - I want them to come and be my bffs.

imademarion Mon 22-Jul-13 15:11:46

We totally adore this progamme, am in it for the crumb, fabulous Mel and Sue and the inventiveness or otherwise of contestants.

That's plenty to keep my little family busy; not interested in being a moral arbiter, I don't think PH's marriage is anyone's business but his own.

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Jul-13 15:39:35

Sadly imademarion It seems when in the 'public eye' a lot, the media don't agree with you about the marriages of the stars.

imademarion Mon 22-Jul-13 15:43:56

I absolutely agree; they've got papers to sell and prurient curiosity to satisfy.

I just meant that I'm not interested in his personal life, and won't be put off watching an excellent bit of comfort entertainment just because he no longer wanted to be in a marriage that I know bugger all about.

cafenoir Mon 22-Jul-13 15:49:55

Great. Glad it's back soon. I have no idea why I love it quite as much as I do. I can't bake to save my life, I don't particularly like pastry, don't eat much bread and unless a cake is chocolate based, I'm not that bothered about cake either. But I absolutely LOVE this programme smile Maybe because it's so comforting and I start rooting for particular people. Plus yy to Mel and Sue being cool and droll.

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Jul-13 16:01:27

I agree too grin imade I 'm the same about GBBO like cafenoir I love it and I don't even eat wheat (i do bake with non wheat flour though I make a mean chocolate almond cake grin)

Yes Mel and Sue are great too also the way Mary and Paul seem to unscriptedly play off one another!

JillJ72 Mon 22-Jul-13 16:18:09

We will be watching, and disregarding the negative press about PH, as the show is about more than PH. Love watching how the contestants improve week on week, Mary's penchant for alcohol ("it could do with more") and Paul's scrutinising stare that leaves the contestant thinking they've done the worst when actually the scrutinising stare is a wry "that's good" appraising stare.

imademarion Mon 22-Jul-13 16:45:45

Yes. We all have to choose a favourite by end of week two.

Anyone else remember the squirrel's balls?

I bet that was Mel or Sue. I have a bad crush on both of them, and titter ingratiatingly even when they're just saying 'welcome' with a cocked eyebrow.

NicknameIncomplete Mon 22-Jul-13 18:24:49

I have only watched the last series.

I loved it but i am torn whether to watch it or not. I hope they show very little of PH. I hate cheats

Gosh. Do you really let your views on someone's morals dictate which programmes you watch?

MadeOfStarDust Mon 22-Jul-13 18:37:06

I do to some extent - surely if you do not like a person, for whatever reason, you tend not to watch them

I suppose so. But I am willing to forgive and forget stuff that doesn't affect me and isn't illegal.

meso Tue 23-Jul-13 06:58:32

I would imagine your viewing is severely limited if you scrabble for the remote every time someone's on who can't keep his dick in his pants!

I will be watching as usual - I LOVE shows like this, family viewing at its best. Mary is a legend! Will also be choosing my favourite by end of week 2!!

PH should know better but he won't be the last dumbass to risk everything.... Happens every. single. day.

ppeatfruit Tue 23-Jul-13 08:21:16

Exactly meso !

MadeOfStarDust Tue 23-Jul-13 08:53:25

lol that told me then..... smile

I happen to be discerning in my viewing anyhow <imagine me sniffing grin > - I would not be scrabbling for the remote - as I am one of those odd people who choose what to watch and put the TV on... then switch it off when I have watched what I want....

Is that how TVs work? Blimey! winkgrin

To my mind, there is enough about the GBBO that is worth watching, that I can ignore PH.

Suddengeekgirl Tue 23-Jul-13 09:20:19

TBH if I'm watching a program about bread ad cakes and baking then I'm really not bothered who has slept with who etc.

I very rarely refuse to watch things unless the person on it has done something illegal or if they're highly irritating.

ppeatfruit Tue 23-Jul-13 09:39:03

If you took into account all the (ahem) people with worse histories than adulterers who are on T.V. and in public life you wouldn't watch or listen or read anything hmm

I adore GBBO. Have started rewatching the last series in anticipation of it coming back.

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