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