As viewers tuned in to last night’s Great British Bake Off, there was a real sense of anxiety and dread in the air.
And that left viewers feeling very sad for them indeed.
So when Mel & Sue sang their way through the opening credits, soggy eyes were as plentiful as soggy bottoms.
Oh Lordy Mel and Sue's little song there genuinely just made me cry, I'm not okay with this nope can't do it #GBBO
— Agnes (of the Nice and Accurate Prophecies) (@AgnesWatters) September 14, 2016
Batter week provided something of a welcome distraction though, with heated discussions about Yorkshire puddings keeping us all otherwise engaged for at least ten minutes.
I mean, how difficult could it be to get the roast dinner accompaniment right?
Honestly. Some of those Yorkshire's are a disgrace. If even I can get Yorkshires to rise then anyone can. #gbbo
— Elizabeth Ammon (@legsidelizzy) September 14, 2016
And why, in the name of all that is golden and batter-y, would they add to the week’s trauma by cooking up crazy fillings?
Actually finding the fact that they’re putting anything other than roast beef with their Yorkshires quite traumatic #GBBO
— Jessica Caine (@J_Caine95) September 14, 2016
It was a “could do batter” all round.
Thinking of complaining to Points of View about the quality of some of these Yorkshire Puddings. Absolute sacrilege. I'm in tears. #GBBO
— Matthew Burton (@MatthewCBurton) September 14, 2016
But as the puns rolled in, the anxiety escalated once again
Watching Mel and Sue pun on #GBBO is like watching Jack drawing Rose in Titanic. YOU HACD NO IDEA WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN!
— Katie Mulgrew (@KatieMulg) September 14, 2016
And just when we thought we couldn’t feel any worse, our beloved Selasi made an earth-shattering revelation.
— Rebecca Ridout (@beccaridout) September 14, 2016
Luckily, Val was on hand to keep everyone’s spirits up with her eternal optimism
I'm so happy Val is still in it, she's such a babe. #GBBO
— Zoe Sugg (@ZoeSugg) September 14, 2016
And there were happy tears because people were so touched by her support for her pals in the tent
— Polly Fiona McDonald (@coachpolly1) September 14, 2016
Candice cheered everyone up with her one liners
— ˗ˏˋ niki albon ˊˎ˗ (@NikiAlbon) September 14, 2016
And the churros in the showstopper bake were so tempting that there was little time to think about the heartbreaking realities of the Bake Off news week
On another note, glad churros are getting their turn in the #GBBO spotlight. There is no better deep fried dessert.
— Ellie Walker-Arnott (@Ellie_Wa) September 14, 2016
Even if Kate’s bunnies were a little, well, disturbing…
But we couldn’t avoid it forever.
Curled up in bed watching #GBBO late after rehearsal, eating biscuits and knowing that every last moment with Mel and Sue is precious.
— Siân Mayhall-Purvis (@SianMP) September 14, 2016
And as the credits rolled, everyone braced themselves for a brave new Bake Off world…
Watching #GBBO now is like going out w your dad on a Saturday to McDonald’s. Used to be fun, now all you can think of is the divorce.
— Ellie O’Mahoney (@Ellieomahoney) September 14, 2016
The Great British Bake Off series 7 continues on BBC1 on Wednesdays at 8pm