“Absolutely devastated”: Bake Off fans react to new line-up photo

It’s safe to say that many viewers were unimpressed with the team picture

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As with all things Bake Off related since the show moved to Channel 4 and lost most of its original line up, the publicity picture of the new presenters has been met with outrage.

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The photo, showing Paul Hollywood, Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding and Prue Leith cheerily holding cup cakes, has been slammed by many as a “parody of the real thing” while others have branded it as the “biggest downgrade” they’ve ever seen. It’s a big claim, that. 

Many used Mary Berry GIFs to express their disgust…

Others questioned the line up…

Some labelled it as a parody…

One woman on Facebook went so far as to write: 

“Absolutely devastated I honestly can’t describe my disappointment in your choice of judge I’m gutted as it was something I looked forward to every year but I can honestly say I won’t be watching again.”

Now we await the first episode in anxious anticipation…

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The new series of The Great British Bake Off will be broadcast later this year.