Great British Bake Off Is Back with New Cast

@BelleStarr (31954)
Portland, Connecticut
September 28, 2017 10:24am CST
You may or may not know that BBC lost the show Great British Bake Off show to Channel 4. As a result Mary Berry, Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc all left the show and only judge Paul Hollywood remained. Season 8 began a few weeks ago with new judge Prue Leith and Sandi Toksvig Noel Fielding as hosts. I must say that the show is still enjoyable but Sandi and Noel are no Sue and Mel and I really miss the ...Bakkke. So far the new crop of home cooks seems to be quite exceptionally good, either that or Paul is turning into a big old softie since he is giving out more handshakes than normal. I watch episodes on youTube so if you don't want to wait for PBS to get these episodes you can join me.
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@LadyDuck (121361)
• Switzerland
28 Sep
I never watched the show, but as you say it is on YouTube, I am going to have a look.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Sep
It is really very interesting to watch home cooks who have the level of baking skills that these contestants have.
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@LadyDuck (121361)
• Switzerland
29 Sep
@BelleStarr I have watched two episodes on YouTube yesterday evening, those cooks are incredibly talented.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Sep
@LadyDuck they are aren't they, some of the things I might attempt but the do sugar work and things way beyond my skill Level
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@YrNemo (8433)
28 Sep
I don't often watch those shows because I never seem to find the time. Guess lots of people will get upset.
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
29 Sep
Not I! Lol! I don't watch those shows either for the same reason.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Sep
Certainly, it is up to each of us what we have time to watch, I just really love this show and usually will watch a few episodes to catch up when I have a quiet day.
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@YrNemo (8433)
29 Sep
@BelleStarr A few times, I saw a few similar shows, I thought it was interesting seeing how other people prepared and roasted chicken etc. They do have different tips there.
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@kepweng (6288)
28 Sep
looks like a new tv show to watch
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Sep
It is really very good I hope you enjoy it
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@sueznewz2 (9384)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Oct
I love it but like you I miss mel and sue...and I like sandy but do not like noel at all...bug I still enjoy the programmm...[i][/i]
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
10 Oct
I agree, I think Noel doesn't fit at all but I guess we will see if he is back next year.
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@sueznewz2 (9384)
• Alicante, Spain
11 Oct
@BelleStarr true ... I hope they make a change...
@fishtiger58 (30689)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Sep
I love that show and I am going to have to check it out on youtube. Thanks I will miss the regulars though.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
2 Oct
Yes, especially Mel and Sue but it is still good.
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@fishtiger58 (30689)
• Momence, Illinois
2 Oct
@BelleStarr Yes for sure they were my favs.
@bluesa (12681)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 Sep
Thank goodness Paul is still a judge! I will keep a look out on the channels here. Enjoy watching on YouTube.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Sep
Paul is rather easy on the eyes isn't he lol he was also on who do you think you are and that was very interesting as well
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@bluesa (12681)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Sep
@BelleStarr , he is gorgeous, Iz . I will have to look for who do you think you are, I would like to know about his ancestors.
@DianneN (59078)
• United States
29 Sep
I never heard of that show, but then again I rarely have time to watch TV these days!
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Sep
It is an English show that started being shown on PBS like so many British shows are, I watch it when it first comes out in England.
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
29 Sep
@BelleStarr I gathered that. lol
@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Sep
I have watched the last two seasons of this show. Haven't seen where it is back yet for this season in my area. I will have to check You Tube.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Sep
The current season is season 8, if you are watching PBS you are a season or two behind.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Sep
@BelleStarr ......I will have to check. I think I can tell by the contestants.
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@Courtlynn (50431)
• United States
28 Sep
Never heard of the show, or any of them
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Sep
It is an English show but PBS does show the older episodes
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@Courtlynn (50431)
• United States
29 Sep
@BelleStarr not here i guess
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@Ganma7 (1984)
19 Oct
Thanks I woukd like to see the show
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 Oct
Youtube is the way t go you can watch all the episodes.
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@epiffanie (8339)
• Australia
2 Oct
I might check it out on youtube .. We haven't seen that show here on he tele ..
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
2 Oct
It is a very good show if you enjoy baking competitions.
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@Elizaby (3403)
• Pensacola, Florida
2 Oct
It will be interesting to see the new judges and I wonder where Mary, sue and Mel are going to turn up as I did enjoyed watching them.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
2 Oct
I wonder too if BBC would come up with a new show but I haven't heard anything yet.
@andriaperry (32926)
• Anniston, Alabama
29 Sep
My kind of show! I need to check this out, thanks for the heads up.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Sep
If you haven't watched it before you can watch all 8 years on Youtube and I am quite sure you will find it very enjoyable.
• United States
29 Sep
I didn't realize the new season had already started. I usually have these baking shows set to record
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Sep
It has started in England, It won't be here for at least 6 months to a year on PBS.
@RasmaSandra (13379)
• Riga, Latvia
28 Sep
Thanks for the information. I sometimes enjoy watching cooking show. I'll check them out on YouTube.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Sep
They are my favorite cooking show
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@Scrapper88 (1202)
• United States
28 Sep
I try to watch this show as much as I can. I like this show.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Sep
I love it, and I was worried how Channel 4 would handle it but it is still basically the same show so well worth watching.
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@Corbin5 (81315)
• United States
28 Sep
Well, since I don't bake at all, I have never watched this one, but I bet so many people enjoy the show!
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Sep
It is one of Britains most popular shows and I personally never miss an episode
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