Newswire: Here are the people we must accept are now hosting The Great British Bake Off
The Great British Bake Off—or The Great British Baking Show, as it’s known in the U.S.—underwent some massive shake-ups this year, departing its old network, BBC One, for Channel 4, and replacing cast members Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc, and judge Mary Berry with Noel Fielding, Sandy Toksvig, and Prue Leith. Of the show’s on-camera talent, only Paul Hollywood—described, hilariously, as a “roguish Liverpudlian bread man” in this Guardian write-up of the switch—remains.
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Now, Channel Four has released the first photo of the assembled team, proferring up cupcakes as if to say, “We know. But come on.” The cakes all look lovely, but this version of England’s most popular TV show still feels a little off without Mary Berry’s stern twinkle at its center. We find ourselves gripped by the urge to reject the …