It's that time of year again when a dozen amateur bakers don their baking hats (or fedoras, as the case may be) and compete to be crowned The Great British Bake Off champ. Last night was the opening episode of what will inevitably be a drama-filled, innuendo driven, cake-breaking few weeks, and as usual, some of the best craic in watching was in following the reaction of viewers unfold on the old Twitter machine.
You're a funny bunch, you lot.
Here's your best tweets!
First off, we met the contestants, and viewers were more than fascinated with Stu and that hipster hat of his;
— innocent drinks (@innocent) August 5, 2015
Just catching up with Bakeoff, Stu looks like a sort of hipster topman Simon Pegg #GBBO
— Luke Stewart (@LoookeStooowart) August 5, 2015
— SaffronKim (@SaffronKim) August 5, 2015
Watching #GBBO late. That one lad. You know the one. For wearing a hat indoors alone...... Get. In. The. Sea.
— Richie McCormåck (@RichieMcCormack) August 5, 2015
Hats off to Stu. No, really, take the f**king hat off. #GBBO
— Liam Murphy (@liamwaterloo) August 5, 2015
The hardest bit of the show for Stu will be the fact he can't photograph what he bakes for Instagram. #GBBO
— David Morgan (@thisisdavid) August 5, 2015
It’s your hat, mate. Your stupid hat is stopping the sugar from caramelising. #gbbo
— Chris Pople (@chrispople) August 5, 2015
He also made a beetroot cake (yep - beetroot and cake - TOGETHER.)
— Sally Anne McCarthy (@muddyringlets) August 5, 2015
Go home Stu- yer artisan bread is calling #GBBO
— Jenn Gannon (@jennpops) August 5, 2015
— Captain Sausage (@crazygibbon) August 5, 2015
It wasn't all about Stu though, people were also quite taken with this fireman fella
A cake-baking firefighter. I think we like him. #GBBO
— beautie (@beautie) August 5, 2015
Friends, I have fallen for the fireman ðŸ˜ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ? #GBBO
— Sarah Breen (@SarahJayBee) August 5, 2015
While the show was as innuendo filled as ever...
5 minutes in and the word moist has already been dropped #GBBO
— peej (@kickthepj) August 5, 2015
It's got a lovely crack ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ I can't handle the innuendos #gbbo
— Gogglebox Scarlett (@ScarlettMoffatt) August 5, 2015
Nuts and cracks. Oh #GBBO. You slay me.
— Sarah Doran (@sarahisnothere) August 5, 2015
There was some actual baking too of course, although things didn't quite work out as planned for one lady.
— British Bake Off (@BritishBakeOff) August 5, 2015
Black Forest Shato #GBBO
— John O'Sullivan (@Newsagentprovoc) August 5, 2015
That disaster did not send her home though, and it was Stu with the fedora who got the chop.
FINALLY we have a verdict: people who put beetroot in cakes are wrong. #GBBO
— Girl on the Net (@girlonthenet) August 5, 2015
Beetroot pal. You knew the risks. #GBBO
— Matt Stephens (@RealStephens) August 5, 2015
Stu going back to the 'music'. By 'music' he means the sound of his mother shouting at him to get his own f**king house. #GBBO
— Keith Walsh (@KeithWalsh2fm) August 5, 2015
— Beth Durant (@bethmaidurant) August 5, 2015
Oh and everyone was only mad about Mary Berry's hot pink jacket.
— Natalie (@wednesdaydreams) August 6, 2015
— Katie Louise Smith (@_katesss) August 5, 2015
— lasagne del rey (@_feeohna) August 5, 2015
— Woz Arshad (@AverageWoz) August 5, 2015
— Style on Screen (@styleonscreen) August 6, 2015
And that was it for another week! The Great British Bake Off is back next Wednesday at 8pm on BBC1.