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Great British Bake Off’s Best Gags

As a nation, there’s nothing we find more entertaining than competitive baking with a big dollop of innuendo. “Soggy bottoms” and “lovely rings” had us giggling since the first series of the Great British Bake Off aired five years ago.

Mel and Sue’s comic timing and talent for turning buns into puns (and rude one’s at that) have made for TV gold – and this year has been no exception.

We’ve had cracks, nuts and romps – and we’re only a few episodes in. Here we take a look at Mel and Sue’s best efforts so far.


 “Right bakers, time to reveal your cracks” – Sue Perkins

Off to a rip-roaring start in this year’s first signature challenge. Sue is on form with her quick quips about Madeira cake.


“To be commended on your nuts by Mary Berry, you've had a great day” – Sue Perkins

The first technical challenge didn’t disappoint either. Tasked with recreating Mary’s Frosted Walnut Layer Cake – inevitably, it was nut gags galore.


“I can’t wait to romp in your forest” – Mel Giedroyc

Who knew that a black forest gateau could be so rude? Well Mel Giedroyc was ready to let rip upon viewing contestant Ian’s magnificent cake creation.

“Right bakers, thirty minutes until I try your boxes” – Sue Perkins

With episode two came biscuits in all shapes and sizes. The edible biscuit box showstopper challenge was tricky for the contestants – but for Sue Perkins, the one-liners were a piece of cake.

Although Mel and Sue are the show’s daring double act, let’s not forget that the judges are always keen to get in on the action.

 “It’s all in the wrist action” – Mary Berry

Wise advice from the one and only Mary Berry.

What’s your favourite Bake Off gag? Tell us in the comments box below!

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