We all knew it would come eventually and it was last night’s Bake Off episode that became The One Where No One Went Home.
Viewers were given a rather lengthy ‘We couldn’t make up our mind’ speech from judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry. Richard had done this, Kate had done that…
There was apparently no concrete decision to be made about which of the two bakers should be sent packing from the tent. Co-host Sue Perkins joked there’d been some “argy-bargy” between the judging duo, with viewers left to imagine Mary whacking Paul around the head with a saucepan, or something of the sort.
Hooray for Kate and Richard, the two in the firing line who get to stay in the tent for at least another week. But we all knew what was going on, didn’t we? Diana Beard sadly had to leave the competition two weeks ago, so if they continued to send a baker home each week, the show would finish too early. There’d be a blank listing in the Radio Times, with us all scratching our heads as to what went wrong…
Paul and Mary could of course have used this free pass last week to LET NORMAN STAY. But I’m not mad about that at all.
Anyway, the delightful ending prompted some hilarious reactions on Twitter:
The fruit was quite vocal
Wow. Nobody eliminated this week. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW, DIANA? ARE YOU HAPPY NOW? #GBBO
— innocent drinks (@innocent) September 10, 2014
Even though the stress was resolved, some people couldn’t let go
I shouldnt hav watched great british bake off before i went to sleep. My dream was very stressful & my custard kept going wrong
— Meg (@_tiigerlily) September 11, 2014
Capital letters mean shock.
NOBODY LEFT THE BAKE OFF
— ♔ ails ♔ (@tobinscriss) September 11, 2014
Some were right there with Paul and Mary in this difficult ‘no decision’ week
Just genuinely got quite emotional at the Bake Off decision this week. It’s just so damn lovely
— Will Chadwick (@will_chadwick) September 11, 2014
Just caught up on the bake off and all I can say is WOW. I was not expecting that.
— Zoe Read (@Zoe_Read) September 11, 2014
Well did not see that coming in Bake Off!
— Hannah Lockwood (@hannahl94) September 11, 2014
I think we can all agree on this
Bake off should never do that to me again.
— Kat (@kat_butterfly89) September 11, 2014
But it’s OK. We got some good wisdom along the way.
You can't move forward whilst looking back – everyday wisdom of #GBBO
— Felicitas (@fellvieh) September 11, 2014