The famous TV show of the same name, “The Great British Bake Off” has been a hit for many years. There are more than a dozen bakers who compete in this competition every week, and they have become quite popular among the cooking public. These days, there are even more interesting facts about the competition, including information about the history and circumstances that led to the creation of this show in the first place. This article will let you in on some of the behind-the-scenes facts that you can use to learn more about the Great British Baking Off. Here are some of the interesting facts about the show, as well as some insider scoop about how the competing bakers came up with their unusual cooking creations.
The show began as a sleeper hit on BBC Two. It slowly gained traction and was moved to BBC. Channel Four bought the rights in an expensive move after 7 years.
The programme format is unchanged from it’s first days on the BBC.
The first expert was Mary Berry, a stalwart of baking having appeared on television for many years and having written several books.
All the bakers are subjected to a psych evaluation before they go on to see if they have the mental strength!
Only amateurs are allowed to enter the competition. There is a separate one for professional bakers.
The show has not been without controversy. An Ice cream did not freeze, a custard was accidently used when it was made by another contest and a Baked Alaska, a rather tricky bake, was thrown, accidentally again, in a bin.
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