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The New Series Of Bake Off Has Already Received 180 Ofcom Complaints

Fionnuala .Jones
Fionnuala .Jones

02:14 25 Sep 2020


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Episode one aired this week

The news series of The Great British Bake Off has already received 180 Ofcom complaints.

Host Matt Lucas, who replaced former host Sandi Toksvig, opened the series with a parody of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The Little Britain star roped in co-presenter Noel Fielding and judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith to mock the government's U-turns on Covid-19 guidelines.

Wearing a blonde wig, Matt told viewers: "If you must bake in a tent, bake in a tent. But please don't bake in a tent.

"And we are asking people to use common sense with regards to the distribution of hundreds and thousands."

A spokesperson said: "We are assessing these complaints against our broadcasting rules, but are yet to decide whether or not to investigate."

The complaints follow a dramatic first episode, in which contestant Sura accidentally knocked over fellow contestant David's pineapple upside down cakes for the week's technical challenge.

Production of the 11th series was initially delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but filming finished near the end of August.

The Great British Bake Off airs Tuesdays at 8pm on Channel 4.


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