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9.02pm Going to round up some of your Mel and Sue reactions here. Thanks for joining, as always. Another week, another Star Baker, another one sent home and another episode closer to the end… Sorry, didn’t mean to bring the mood down after a crackling episode.
Until next time. Share the Great British Love.
8.59pm It’s over. Mel and Sue were on fire, just underlining the point how much they’ll be missed. You can pay as much as you like for a format, but until you find people who can deliver it, it’s only half-baked.
8.58pm Benjamina wins Star Baker…… and KATE is the one to leave. The Bunny Boiler gets burnt.
8.57pm Feeling very uncomfortable right now.
8.55pm “Totally impregnated” – Mary giving up on any sort of innuendo, it’s like she’s trying not to get a new Bake Off contract.
Mary has literally said impregnated before the watershed #gbbo
8.43pm Kate says, all smiley, that she’s making little rabbit churros. YOU ARE ABOUT TO THROW THEM INTO SCORCHING HOT OIL YOU MONSTER.
8.40pm Who churreckon is going to make Star Baker this week?
8.37pm “Am I going to have to get the lawyer out again?” Too soon Sue.
8.34pm “Looks like an alien’s face”, Paul says of Selasi’s pancakes. It’s OK, the tent’s ready for an invasion. WELCOME TO EARTH.
8.33pm Technical over, it’s time for Paul to pick at their lace.
8.31pm Seven series watching Bake Off, and I always wondered whether it was actually in the rules not to ask other bakers for help. Obviously everyone breaks it, which is pure Bake Off, but this angry red notice is pretty explicit.
8.19pm “I like the way you’ve toasted your nuts” Paul says, looking up like a hopeful puppy at Mel and Sue. Andrew doesn’t even blink. Oh Paul, don’t step outside your comfort zone. Leave it to the experts.
8.17pm Trademark Mel pat on the shoulder there as Tom’s Yorkshires come out of the oven looking more like blinis. That’s intellectual property that, no one’s allowed to copy it.
8.15pm “The smaller ones are for the kids, the bigger ones are for the adults. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.” We won’t tell anyone Selasi, those look puffing marvellous.
8.13pm Just about time for an ad break about now. Great if you’re typing at a hundred words per minute, absolutely terrible for anyone who actually wants a fully filled Mel and Sue sandwich.
8.11pm Batter week not going down well with everyone. Personally, I’d take Selasi’s crackling over a cherry bakewell any day.
I wish they wouldn't do savoury stuff on #GBBO , it's such a waste of things that could become a cake or some biscuits.
4.10pm OK, back later. Let’s all just pretend that everything’s going to be OK?
4pm Batter Week. Kind of appropriate given what’s happened this week.
Sure, on screen it will be as if nothing’s changed, as if the tent is a force field protecting the bakers from what’s rumbling on just outside. The series is in the can, Mel and Sue are still in situ, all’s right in the world.
But given what’s happened to the biggest show on TV since Channel 4 announced it had signed a deal with Love Productions, I’m not entirely sure the reaction tonight with be quite as sweet…