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The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer

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  • Food
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Episode 3: The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer

Summary

Actor, comedian, musician and director Tim Minchin takes a break from creating hit musicals such as Matilda and Groundhog Day. He'll be competing along with politician Ruth Davidson, Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing, and singer Ella Eyre. They have to contend with a signature challenge, a fancy technical, and the showstopper, which involves meringue towers. Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood pass judgment, while Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig guide the celebrity contestants, and also offer shoulders to cry on for the runners up.
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Review

Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing should have a massive advantage over the other celebrity bakers because his great-grandfather invented the digestive. But despite Tim Minchin’s assertion that he’s there to provide the comedy in the tent, the most laughs are heard around Jamie’s bench.

The hysteria spreads like undercooked biscuit mix during the technical challenge - partly because of Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig’s tomfoolery with flour but also because of some baking disasters. At least Scottish Conservatives party leader Ruth Davidson is commended for being a tidy cook: “It’s like politics, if you make a mess, you do have to clear it up quickly!” she explains.

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JudgePaul Hollywood
JudgePrue Leith
PresenterNoel Fielding
PresenterSandi Toksvig

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Executive producerKieran Smith
Series producerChloe Avery

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  • Episode 3

    The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer

    Summary

    Actor, comedian, musician and director Tim Minchin takes a break from creating hit musicals such as Matilda and Groundhog Day. He'll be competing along with politician Ruth Davidson, Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing, and singer Ella Eyre. They have to contend with a signature challenge, a fancy technical, and the showstopper, which involves meringue towers. Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood pass judgment, while Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig guide the celebrity contestants, and also offer shoulders to cry on for the runners up.
    Recommended

    Review

    Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing should have a massive advantage over the other celebrity bakers because his great-grandfather invented the digestive. But despite Tim Minchin’s assertion that he’s there to provide the comedy in the tent, the most laughs are heard around Jamie’s bench.

    The hysteria spreads like undercooked biscuit mix during the technical challenge - partly because of Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig’s tomfoolery with flour but also because of some baking disasters. At least Scottish Conservatives party leader Ruth Davidson is commended for being a tidy cook: “It’s like politics, if you make a mess, you do have to clear it up quickly!” she explains.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    JudgePaul Hollywood
    JudgePrue Leith
    PresenterNoel Fielding
    PresenterSandi Toksvig

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerKieran Smith
    Series producerChloe Avery

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