Former Baking away Contestant Dan Chambers has opened up about the hosts on the popular show and how much they distract themselves while the contestants are competing.
In an interview with SubwayChambers – who was the first person to be banned when he appeared on the show in 2019 – said that while presenter Neil Fielding was very funny, some of the comments he made were so outrageous they didn’t air on the show.
“A lot of the things he would say didn’t make the cut because he would just say whatever he wanted and it might not be quite appropriate,” he said.
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He also added that along with Noel, former presenter Sandi Toksvig – who has been replaced by Matt Lucas – was also very distracting.
“You think, ‘I don’t really have time to talk to you,’ and you have to be like, ‘I have to do this,'” she said.
Meanwhile, the Great British Bake Off returned to our TV screens on Tuesday 13 September, with Noel and Matt returning as co-hosts and Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood returning to judge the new batch of bakers.
The first contestant to be eliminated from the show was Will, who failed to impress the judges with his baking skills.
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However, he left in high spirits, saying: “Obviously I’m disappointed, but I’m proud that I did it.”
He also wrote a very heartfelt note after leaving the show, sharing his experience Baking away meant to him.
“For me, Bake Off is something really special,” she wrote. “I feel it defines a modern vision of Britishness – a diverse, dynamic, friendly, creative, supportive and loving place brought together by a shared passion for baking,” he said.
“I feel very honored to be a part of this [passion],” he added.
The Great British Bake Off airs on Channel 4 in the UK. In the US, it is known as The Great British baking show, and streams on Netflix. Bake Off: An Extra Slice, hosted by Tom Allen and Jo Brand, airs Fridays at 8pm on Channel 4.