Fifty Shades of Clay: Great Pottery Throw Down’s innuendos kick Bake Off’s soggy bottom

The new pottery competition took on the tent with enough double entendres to make your teacups blush...

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Bake Off be warned, there’s a new innuendo powerhouse in the schedules: The Great Pottery Throw Down. 

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The BBC2 show’s post-watershed airtime didn’t originally tally. It’s a show where a bunch of potters make things out of clay and are judged for their efforts. Why the 9pm slot? But it suddenly made a whole lot more sense as host Sara Cox and judges Kate Malone and Keith Brymer Jones got down to the business of talking ‘great cracks’, ‘undulating bottoms’ and ‘slapping’. And when the clay-covered contestants started to ‘pull handles’ and frantically ‘throw off the hump’, well, it was enough to make my teacups blush. 

The ‘Carry on Potting’ nature of the show didn’t go unnoticed by viewers… 

Subtle? Not on your nelly

Well, someone had to mention Ghost…

When they started pulling handles (we’ll leave you to imagine how that looked), it was all anyone could do to keep a straight face

Cracks are the new ‘soggy bottoms’

One viewer is pretty sure there’s a hidden agenda to all of the innuendos

No pots please, we’re British…

But tat was just week one. Some viewers are already excited about what’s to come…

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The Great Pottery Throw Down Tuesdays at 9:00pm on BBC2