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Great British Bake Off goes full Derry Girls

Derry Girls' wannabes - Great British Bake Off hosts and judges (l-r) Noel Fielding, Prue Leith, Sandi Toksvig and Paul Hollywood. Picture from Prue Leith on Twitter

The Derry Girls cast clearly made quite the impression on the Great British Bake Off crew when they took part in a new year's special.

Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Dylan Llewellyn and Siobhan McSweeney competed in a festive edition of the baking show and afterwards host Sandi Toksvig said they were “five of the most troublesome people we have ever had in the tent” but added: “But I don’t think we have ever had more fun.”

Judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood crowned Saoirse-Monica Jackson the winner.

This morning Prue Leith tweeted a picture of the judges plus hosts Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding dressed as Derry Girls' Michelle, Erin and Clare plus Sr Michael.

It's a good effort all round, and a particularly strong showing from Paul Hollywood, but we'll wait for Lisa McGee to give the final verdict.

 Saoirse-Monica Jackson won over the judges (Love Productions/Channel 4/PA)
 

The group caused chaos in the tent (Love Productions/Channel 4/PA)
 

Read more: Derry Girls special of The Great British Bake Off crowns winner

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