Clashes with ‘Holby City’ though, literally the only hour of year round tv I refuse to miss. Please don’t judge! (Judge away 😂). ‘Bake Off’ is ideal catch up/ fast forward tv although you have to stay off twitter til the end.
An intriguing opening episode in which for me just 3 people stood out as “bakers to watch” in terms of both personality and baking skills: Michael (serial finger slicer.....but I empathise!), Rosie (more for her delicious bonkersness) and Henry. I think Henry is the one to watch: no fuss, no melodramatics for the camera (although I do love a bit of melodrama for the camera at times!) and a solid baker....well, on the strength of one week!
And 3 stood out for perhaps the wrong reasons: - Jamie: bless! a likeable (perhaps slightly annoying?) puppy but maybe he will defy expectations and turn out to be a decent baker. Or pop on up Love Island next year! - Phil (I was initially rooting for him being both my namesake and also the oldest in the competition...) but I just kept wanting him to shut up larking around and focus on the baking - Dan: oh well.
It’s nice that Prue, Sandi and Noel have found their stride nicely, but I still find Paul Hollywood sucks the heart and joy out of proceedings, and shows no real interest in the bakers. And while I love a bit of innuendo, and others in the tent can pull it off with flair, when he is involved it just comes across as creepy.
Just making a batch of the Angel cake slices...a good technical challenge.