Pity this year’s batch of Great British Bakers. After going through tent torture for weeks, keeping their involvement secret for months, this was meant to be the moment when they could celebrate being on the sweetest show on TV.
Together, Channel 4, Love Productions and the BBC have conspired to punch a hole in their perfectly proved series, and chucked in salt where before there was sugar.
Look at the Twitter list for this series’ bakers. In fact, don’t, because you won’t find anything there. The silence from about what’s happened is deafening. It’s as if they don’t know that the show they poured blood, sweat and tiers into is going up in smoke.