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laffymeal · 05/08/2015 21:02

I've tried, I really have. I cannot stand it or understand its enormous appeal. I wish it would fuck off back to BBC2 and that radio times would stop featuring it every bloody week.

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MrsEricBana · 05/08/2015 22:16

I watched my first ever episode this evening expecting great things and I just didn't get it at all. My mum said recently that she is vehemently against it and MB given that they're basically peddling unhealthy eating. I immediately got up on my high horse and defended it (never having seen it), but I pretty much agree now. Still, I suppose you'd be pretty hard hearted not to love the bloke lovingly sticking a chocolate elephant to the side of his black forest gateau and did laugh when Melorsue told contestant "don't cry, it's only cake". Quite.

LassUnparalleled · 05/08/2015 22:16

I bake at least once every week. I love baking, but have never seen it.

Donatellalymanmoss · 05/08/2015 22:19

YABU in that it's totally avoidable, you just have to choose to ignore rather than take a not this bloody thing again rant type approach, but YANBU to not like something other people do.

But I do wonder why people start 'AIBU not to get.....' threads. Surely if you're fed up of hearing about something it would be a better idea to search out people who are talking about things you do like.

Burmama · 05/08/2015 22:19

Totally U. Haters gonna hate. Also what pp said, re: "a little bit dead inside." Smile

Ruledbycatsandkids6 · 05/08/2015 22:21

basically peddling unhealthy eating

Oh come off it. Lighten up. Wink

JugglingFromHereToThere · 05/08/2015 22:21

I loved watching tonight.
Hollywood does take himself a tad seriously but other than that it's
a genius show - Sue Perkins is my fave
I might even bake a cake one of these days ... just deciding which one to go for!

TulipsAndSwifts · 05/08/2015 22:21

Carbs are the new opium for the masses. Wink

Eastpoint · 05/08/2015 22:22

Sewing Bee has been cancelled. They're looking for the Best British Potter now (from horse's mouth).

GatoradeMeBitch · 05/08/2015 22:23

I love it, but Paul could be replaced by any random baker tomorrow afaic.

He is madly overdoing the 'blue steel' this series. It just looks a bit daft, glaring at someone over the depth of icing on a walnut cake; not quite as dramatic as Gordon Ramsay threatening to eat someone's larynx for over-seasoning a steak in Hells Kitchen.

But I am smirky about the fact that Paul Hollywood's Hollywood dream tanked, and he actually recognizes that he's at the very height of his career now, chatting about chopped cherries with Mel and Sue... Grin

cariadlet · 05/08/2015 22:26

I only started watching it with series 4. DD and I love to watch it together. I'm full of admiration at the contestants' skill (don't care if it's all unhealthy food) and really like the way that the contestants are genuine people - they're always very supportive and helpful, and although they want to win they aren't ruthless about it.

It's a nice contrast to the egotistical backstabbing gits on the Apprentice or the over emotional backstories on the X factor.

If you don't like it, don't watch it and don't read about it. I manage to avoid watching/reading about sport, Big Brother and I'm a Celebrity but don't moan about other people liking them.

GatoradeMeBitch · 05/08/2015 22:27

I don't agree that it's peddling unhealthy eating. There's nothing wrong with a slice of home-made cake!

The nightmare would be "Bakers, get ready to make your signature bakes - and remember they must be low sugar, low salt and low fat. Beakers and test tubes at the ready!"

Bakeoffcake · 05/08/2015 22:29

Are you raving mad OP? Confused

I love it!!

PH is a twat but I love the way the women put him in his place "How small should the walnuts be Paul?"Grin

Mel and Sue are brill.

squoosh · 05/08/2015 22:30

I don't 'get' Topgear which gets a hell of a lot more publicity than GBBO.

So I don't watch it.

Bakeoffcake · 05/08/2015 22:31

Oh and who else felt like crying this week, for the poor lady whose moose didn't set Sad I was very pleased she didn't go.

squoosh · 05/08/2015 22:32

she is vehemently against it and MB given that they're basically peddling unhealthy eating....I pretty much agree

You two need to chill out with a g&t.

The5DayChicken · 05/08/2015 22:35

This thread should be deleted for being beyond the pale! Here, have a Biscuit

The5DayChicken · 05/08/2015 22:42

Bakeoff...the disasters are my favourite parts!! Grin. heartless cow I am

Ruledbycatsandkids6 · 05/08/2015 22:45

BakeOff agree me and dds were upset for her and glad she stayed.

Ruledbycatsandkids6 · 05/08/2015 22:46

Chicken you meanie Grin

Tryharder · 05/08/2015 22:47


It's crapola.

My kids love it and insist on watching it. I think they're weird.

paintedfences · 05/08/2015 22:53

I fancy Sue a bit. Blush

But asides from that, it's a DELIGHT. How could you not love how harmless and sweet it is? Does anyone remember the 'male judge' incident from last year? Grin

The5DayChicken · 05/08/2015 22:56

Ruled, I really am. I also laugh at my mum when she blubs at Surprise Surprise which really is a God awful program

SoftSheen · 05/08/2015 22:58


Cake Biscuit Cake Biscuit Cake

ashtrayheart · 05/08/2015 23:01

Never seen it but my Facebook feed is full of it.

Bakeoffcake · 05/08/2015 23:06

Yes Chicken, you are a heartless cow!Grin

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