The Great British Bake Off episode one… in quotes

Bake Off's back and so are the innuendos


Tonight, The Great British Bake Off returned and as the contestants served up tasty treats, they offered up some deliciously laugh-out-loud one-liners, too. This is Bake Off, after all, the home of buns, dough balls and soggy bottoms. Ian, for example, was given a word of warning before entering the tent:


Sandy came with her own warning about herself:

Ugne instantly got on board with the innuendo thing as she waited to see if her madeira cake would have the right centre crack:

While Sue got down to the business of mocking judge Paul Hollywood:

Mat has the ‘if in doubt sling in a bit more booze’ attitude that we’ve seen in the tent before (cough, Jonathan Ross):

While Mel was fascinated by the similarities between contestant Paul and judge Paul:

Mat went from gin slinging to icing slinging, with varying results:

While Stu was busy pondering the alternative meaning of this sentence:

Nadiya showed off a natural comedic timing:

While Sue got herself in trouble with prison governor Paul:

Meanwhile, Marie found that checking on a cake did quite wonderful things for her barnet…

The Great British Bake Off continues Wednesdays at 8:00pm on BBC1

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Paul Hollywood will be at the Radio Times Festival this September. Tickets are available here.