Bake Off is such a quintessentially British show, you’d be forgiven for assuming that it’s not much talked about outside the confines of our island nation. But as it turns out, news of soggy bottoms has travelled far and wide – as far, in fact, as Hollywood…
Yes, Anna Kendrick is apparently a huge GBBO fan and she was Pitch Perfect when talking about its impending move away from the BBC to Channel 4.
“I am really upset about it. I’m sad,” said the Oscar-nominated actress. “But it’s great that it immediately turned Mel and Sue into folk heroes and we’re all so proud of Mary who followed them.
“And of course Paul stayed – with his bread and his goatee.”
We sense Anna is less than pleased with Mr Hollywood’s decision to – as Mel and Sue put it – “follow the dough”. But does she perhaps have a message for him? “Nobody likes you.”
We are reliably informed that was very much spoken in jest, but in case you’re reading Paul, there’s a second part to that message: “Please don’t come to America and be mean to me! I’m so scared of you.”
Watch the full interview with Anna Kendrick, alongside Daniel Radcliffe, Justin Timberlake and Robbie Williams, on The Graham Norton Show on BBC1 at 10:35pm on Friday 30th September