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yawning801 Tue 29-Aug-17 20:04:50

What are people's opinions on the new Bake Off so far? And yes, I know we're only a few minutes in. IMO the new presenters feel a bit like they're trying a little too hard to be Mel and Sue.


EarlessToothlessVagabond Tue 29-Aug-17 20:06:51

Hard to tell so far IMO! It's a very popular and successful formula so they probably don't want to mess too much with it I suppose?

MusicToMyEars800 Tue 29-Aug-17 20:09:53

I miss Mel and Sue, they were jut so natural with the presenting, I'm not keen on Noel, and I don't actually now who has replaced Mary blush

yawning801 Tue 29-Aug-17 20:10:44

Agreed Music

Hoople Tue 29-Aug-17 20:10:53

Well they've bought the formula so it'll be absolutely identical in format

AmethystRaven Tue 29-Aug-17 20:12:53

I thought it would be more different! I'm enjoying it. Pru is a great replacement for Mary and I kind of fancy Noel blush grin

trebleclef101 Tue 29-Aug-17 20:13:05

I like Noel in other stuff but it's odd seeing him have to tone down the weird. Makes it seem a bit forced.

EarlessToothlessVagabond Tue 29-Aug-17 20:13:51

Noel's kind of watered himself down for this - hoping he develops a bit of bite as he relaxed into it.

MusicToMyEars800 Tue 29-Aug-17 20:13:52

It is the same, with the music and format etc, But the presenters just don't do it for me, but I am giving it time, maybe they just need tie to settle into the role more comfortably.

ItsALardBaby Tue 29-Aug-17 20:14:41

Sandy and Noel seem to be doing bad impressions of Mel and Sue

glastogal Tue 29-Aug-17 20:15:15

So far, I don't mind it. Sandi is fine, Noel is just very un-like what I expect from Noel Fielding, so it's weird, but I could get used to him!

Obviously, the same people are making the show so it's all very familiar and I'm interested in the bakes more than anything else - so I will probably keep watching (at least until I get fed up of a breaks)

MusicToMyEars800 Tue 29-Aug-17 20:15:50

I always want to bake when I watch this and eat cakes grin

I really am not keen in Sandi Toksvig.

glastogal Tue 29-Aug-17 20:16:06

*ad breaks

Dinosaurgalore Tue 29-Aug-17 20:16:23

Hoping Noel and Sandy settle into their roles over the series as don't mind either of them. See how it goes but glad it's pretty much the same and glad they look as though baking stuff I've actually heard of

MusicToMyEars800 Tue 29-Aug-17 20:17:28

Oh yes we have to suffer through adverts now hmm
That was the good thing about it being on BBC.

yawning801 Tue 29-Aug-17 20:17:51

Does anyone know when Extra Slice is on???

FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 29-Aug-17 20:19:22

I love Noel, Imthink Prue is a good replacement for Mary, not sure about Sandi

ChickenBhuna Tue 29-Aug-17 20:20:03

I like Pru and Sandi but Noel (although amazing with Barrett on the Boosh) is not a natural presenter.

I miss Sue.

Bubblysqueak Tue 29-Aug-17 20:20:19

I'm reserving judgement, really not sure yet. Not even sure about the adverts. On fhe plus side i can mn without missing anything blush

mumofone234 Tue 29-Aug-17 20:20:33

Noel seems quite awkward and it's just not funny. I know it's early days yet by I really miss Mel and Sue...

trebleclef101 Tue 29-Aug-17 20:20:57

Extra Slice is Thursday at 22.00 I think

glenthebattleostrich Tue 29-Aug-17 20:21:22

I love Pru, she's wonderful. And I'm surprised by how much I quite like Noel too.

I wasn't going to watch as I can't stand Sandi, I find her far to smug.

GherkinSnatch Tue 29-Aug-17 20:21:47

Paul can fuck off. Adverts can fuck off. It's fine while they're actually baking, then the adverts happened and ruined the happy feeling.

PigletWasPoohsFriend Tue 29-Aug-17 20:22:23

I actually quite like it so far.

I don't muss Mel and Sue tbh as I don't really like their presenting anyway.

MusicToMyEars800 Tue 29-Aug-17 20:23:35

mumof I really miss Mel and Sue too.
I do think Pru is good replacement for Mary.
Noel... I'm undecided on him at the mo, I think he needs to settle and get comfortable.
Sandi, I'm not keen at all.

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