These 'Great British Bake Off' Backstage Secrets Will Make You So Happy

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On your marks! Get ready! Bake! Hell yes you are familiar with that line, because who doesn't love The Great British Bake Off? Watching it is joy after joy, with endless amounts of light entertainment for all the family. Also let's be honest, it is a frickin' emotional rollercoaster am I right? History, however, has taught us that meeting your heroes can be the worst. Someone nice as pie on telly can be, well, horrid as poo IRL. So, it was an absolute pleasure to hear these Great British Bake Off backstage secrets which reveal that the hosts are thoroughly lovely.

Speaking to the Express, one of last year's contestants Ruby Bhogal said that real talk, the team might look alright on telly but behind the scenes they are actually super nice. Nicer than mere cameras can catch. Basically so flipping nice that there is too much footage for editors to wade through so you only see a smidgeon of it.

OMG guys! You absolute MELTS! Hosts Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding appear to have supremely stepped up to the plate in terms of their ability to not only host, but support.

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So what about the judges then? Does Paul Hollywood's steely piercing blue glare hide an innate meanness? Do Prue Leith's (frankly incredible) brightly coloured garms obscure a cruel heart? OMG not at all. They are basically both super nice too. Bhogal was clear that their comments weren't needlessly cruel (take note, Jason Gardiner) and served to improve the bakers as opposed to putting them down.

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The show arguably faced an uphill battle after its production company, Love Productions, chose to move from BBC to Channel 4 owing to various disagreements. Judge Mary Berry decided not to stay on the show, and hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc famously said they were "not going with the dough". A pun which was the perfect drop the mic for the comedic duo whose LOLs basically stole the show from start to finish.


New hosts Toksvig and Fielding, and new judge Leith, have absolutely stepped up to the plate and the show remains as fun as ever. The new season's premiere is yet to be announced but the show usually kicks off in August so I would say watch this space.