Report Says Things Are Off to a Rocky Start at the New Great British Bake Off

Photo via Great British Bake Off/Facebook.
Photo via Great British Bake Off/Facebook.

A very dishy report in a British tabloid alleges that things are going poorly behind the scenes at the jam-smeared zombie that once was beloved franchise Bake Off. Tea time!

This comes via those shit-stirrers at the Sun. Their source says things are going abominably. For starters, their source, identified as a “show insider,” says that Prue Leith—the new Mary Berry—can’t deal with Paul Hollywood. “The feeling backstage has totally changed with the new line-up. Prue has told staff she can’t stand Paul,” and “Mary put up with him but Prue is much feistier.”

The source also told the tab that Noel Fielding “has struggled to adjust to the totally different environment and has been saying he doesn’t want to taste too many of the cakes because he’s worried about getting fat,” and his fellow presenter Sandi Toksvig “spends most of the time knitting alone and refusing to mix with the others.”


The Daily Mail reports that in the wake of these allegations, Defiant Paul Hollywood shares cosy snap with new Great British Bake Off co-judge Prue Leith... amid reports she ‘can’t stand’ the show veteran.” Yes, they look like fast friends.

Yup, all friends here.


A Channel 4 spokesperson told the Sun, “The Great British Bake Off team get on brilliantly and together have all the ingredients for a show-stopping series.”

Oh, to be in a group chat with Mel, Sue, and Mary.

Senior Editor, Attic Haunter, Jezebel

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The Real Unsharer

I don’t think the magic of the original GBBO cast will ever be matched. They had real chemistry and genuinely seemed to have fun together.