27 tweets that perfectly sum up the return of Bake Off

Newbies Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding and Prue Leith were almost as big a hit as the illusion cakes

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Bake Off. Is. Back. On Channel 4. With two new presenters. And a new judge. And adverts. So what did everyone think?

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Did replacing Mel, Sue and Mary Berry with Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding and Prue Leith mean the end of the unbeatable cooking show recipe? Had the biggest programme on British TV crumbled under the pressure?

In a word, no: overall the audience was smitten with the return of Bake Off, whatever the channel.

First off: the hosts. Many initially found it jarring to see Mighty Boosh man Noel Fielding in the mix…

…but the comedian, and his co-host Toksvig, soon won viewers over, especially with their quips about ‘fruity conclusions’ and ‘bare bottoms’.

And Fielding became the highlight of the show for many…

So, what about new judge Prue Leith? The new queen of the Bake Off tent also gained the public’s support.

Although some people couldn’t forget Mary Berry that easily…

And then there was Paul Hollywood. The original member of the Bake Off line-up was back in action and friendlier than ever, dishing out TWO handshakes in the first episode. TWO!

But there was a good reason: the bakes for cake week were a cut above anything we’ve seen from the competition’s first stage. Just look at these illusion cakes…

However, there was one ingredient in Channel 4’s recipe that didn’t go down well with some viewers…

And there were even two new sponsors for the show…

Although some viewers saw the benefits of the breaks…

So, in summary:

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The Great British Bake Off continues 8pm next Tuesday, C4