Appeal of Bake Off leaves me baffled

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry on The Great British Bake Off
Things have come to a pretty pass when you daren’t ring your friends during ‘The Great British Bake Off’. I’m not a fan of the series, but even I cop on when phone after phone goes to answering machine between eight and nine on a Wednesday evening. What is this serial public addiction to agonising over mixtures curdling, cakes collapsing and soggy-bottomed pastry? The next big thing will be watching paint dry. And à propos of nothing, does anyone else find Paul Hollywood’s concentrated blue-eyed stare a tad disconcerting? Time to ‘fess up. I [...]

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