Nothing divides the British public more than a debate over the proper way to brew a cup of tea.

When Alan Carr appeared on The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer, he no doubt believed that the greatest trial he would face would be attempting to score brownie points with judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood.

However, when pernickety viewers spotted the “Chatty Man” making a cup of tea when the programme aired last night on Channel 4, many shared their horror over the comedian’s abundant use of milk.

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“Anyone else distraught by how much milk Alan Carr just threw into that cup of tea,” one person wrote on Twitter. 

“Don’t care about the muffins, bit that was terrible cup of tea Alan Carr has just made. Criminal,” another Twitter user remarked.

Carr poured the cup of tea to accompany his apple and pecan muffins, which he had baked as part of the Signature challenge.

While Carr may have hoped that the brew would help win him favour with the judges, Bake Off fans were none too impressed with his take on a traditional cuppa.

Alan Carr pours milk into a mug of tea on The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C (Channel 4)

“Watching Celeb Stand Up to Cancer Bake Off and I have decided that Alan Carr should never ever make a cup of tea ever again,” a viewer jokingly commented on Twitter.

He’d decided to make the cup of tea as he had time to spare at the end of the round before Leith and Hollywood gave their verdict on his culinary creation. 

Any avid tea drinker will always hold their brewing technique close to their heart. 

However, recent research has revealed that there are 24 million possible ways for Brits to make a cuppa.

The research, conducted by YouGov and commissioned by Tetley Tea to mark its 180th birthday, calculated the numerous ways in which people all over the country perfect their tea.

Variables including brew time, milk levels and dunking behaviour were all analysed, with the help of master tea blender Sebastian Michaelis, whose taste buds are insured for £1 million.

The Great British Bake Off has aired the celebrity Stand Up To Cancer specials for the past five weeks to raise money for the charity and to encourage people all over the country to raise money by baking.

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