People are feeling very anxious over the new series of Great British Bake Off. Will the show moving to Channel 4 from BBC lose that charm?

Whereas some were worried about the new presenters, others were more concerned about the adverts. 

As previously reported, there were nearly 17 minutes of adverts, some of which were tailor made for the Bake Off audience. 

Download the new Independent Premium app

Sharing the full story, not just the headlines

Almost everyone was complaining about the multiple breaks, particularly the dramatic long pause before the star bake-off/person going home was announced.

And of course, everyone was making jokes about how this would never happen on the BBC. 

Overall, though, the newbies — Noel Fielding, Prue Leith, and Sandi Toksvig — managed to win over most viewers, including the critics who reviewed the episode fairly positively. 

Meanwhile, you can catch everything that happened in the episode with our live-blog. Bake Off airs every Tuesday on Channel 4 at 8pm. 

Comments

Share your thoughts and debate the big issues

Learn more
Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines.
  • You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully
  • Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable
  • Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties
  • We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification

You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.

Create a commenting name to join the debate

Please try again, the name must be unique Only letters and numbers accepted
Loading comments...
Loading comments...
Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines.
  • You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully
  • Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable
  • Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties
  • We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification

You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.

Loading comments...
Loading comments...