Published On: Fri, Nov 10th, 2017

The Story Of The Nice British Bake Off evaluation


The most well-liked present on TV: .

Newcomer decide earlier than the ultimate aired final month however the present, the end result of the primary sequence since its controversial transfer from the BBC to Channel four, nonetheless attracted eight.9 million viewers.

As a nation, it appears we are able to’t get sufficient of soggy bottoms.

The much-loved sequence could also be over for one more yr, with winner Sophie Faldo dusting the icing sugar off her apron after 10 weeks within the tent, however you’ll be able to nonetheless get your cake repair due to this new ebook.

Journalist and Bake Off mega fan Anita Singh has written The Story Of The Nice British Bake Off: A Celebration Of A Nationwide Obsession in homage to the sequence.

A magnum opus of all issues GBBO, it tracks the highs and lows of the present since its inception in 2010.

For followers, it’s a must-read. The element Singh goes into is encyclopedic. However those that couldn’t care much less about cake are greatest leaving it within the (proving) drawer.

Filled with details, quotes and anecdotes from previous and current Bake Off stars, in addition to those that assist to create it, the ebook begins with the story of stalwarts Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

They had been each comparatively unknown earlier than the present began, the previous a semi-retired cookery author and the latter a blue-eyed bread baker.

However the duo turned one of the vital iconic pairings in tv historical past. Singh charts their rise and rise with heat and humour earlier than turning her consideration to presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

The latter admits she nearly turned down the job for concern the present could be boring. Oh how flawed she was.

It has now been broadcast in additional than 200 nations and received greater than 12 awards, together with three Baftas. And regardless of a nationwide outcry when Bake Off was purchased by Channel four final yr, new faces Prue, Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig ensured the current run was nearly as good as ever.

Singh tells the story of every sequence in flip.

Ever puzzled what occurred to heart-throb Selasi Gbormittah from sequence seven or Jo Wheatley, winner of season two? There may be even scandal, lest we overlook “Bingate” from season 5 when Diana Beard eliminated Iain Watters’s baked alaska from the freezer, forcing him to current Paul and Mary with the bin containing the melted pudding.

Then there are the perfect ever Bake Off bakes, together with sequence seven winner Candice Brown’s cake within the form of her mother and father’ pub and Nadiya Hussain’s fizzy pop cheesecake in sequence six.

Singh additionally consists of loads of the present’s trademark innuendo, telling readers to “cease touching your dough balls” or to “stand away out of your sizzling baps”.

As vibrant and glowing because the present itself, The Story Of The Nice British Bake Off is the proper sugar repair till the following sequence begins. 


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