How would you rate Channel 4's Great British Bake Off?

01 September, 2017, 02:11 | Author: Ruben Patrick
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After months of controversy Channel 4 have finally aired the first episode of their take on The Great British Bake Off with new hosts Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding.

But there was only one baker who stole the show, with Flo, aged 71, melting fans hearts telling viewers she found her love for baking after her husband died. Last night's episode was the first to be broadcast on Channel 4, after a controversial bidding war saw the BBC lose the rights to the uber-successful franchise.

The figures are the lowest viewing numbers for an opening episode of The Great British Bake Off since 2013.

The figures don't include those who watch the show on the network's catch-up service All 4.

It pulled in Channel 4's best ratings in five years - the last time being the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in August 2012. Not only boasting a new channel, new judge and new presenters but a new yiddishe contestant to boot.

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When it was announced that The Great British Bake Off was heading for Channel 4 and leaving Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins and dear old Mary Berry behind, we were outraged to say the least.

Thankfully when it got started Scarlett wasn't disappointed and she was all of us as she reflected on her favourite things that had stayed the same in the revamped version of the show. The series finale for BBC attracted 13.6 million viewers, including 3.4 million 16 to 34 year olds and one million "black and minority ethnic audiences", driving a 10-year high for share of viewing.

"Adverts in GBBO is just wrong", was one of the tamer Twitter reactions to the first break, with others using rather more colourful language to express their feelings over the interruptions to the reality show.

Also appearing on the show are new cook Prue Leith and the only member of the BBC front-of-camera team to move to C4 - Paul Hollywood.

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