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Thursday 5 March 2015

Hollywood: Bake-off was a bloodbath

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry are back for another series of The Great British Bake Off
Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry are back for another series of The Great British Bake Off

Paul Hollywood has said that so many mistakes occurred while filming the next series of The Great British Bake Off - that the white tent became a bloodbath.

Paul and fellow judge Mary Berry are returning to TV screens in the fourth series of the hit BBC Two show.

Paul said: "The first episode of this series was a bloodbath. More than eight people cut themselves."

Mary added: "The blue plasters were out. There was a wonderful medic who was so busy. The bakers were nervous and it was cold so I think that's why they accidentally cut themselves."

Paul said that the contestants have got some new tricks up their sleeve to impress him this series.

"The contestants are getting wise. One of my favourite flavours is lime and I noticed a lot of lime this year," he said.

"They come up with a big smirk on their face going, 'Check that out' and I'm like, 'What's that?'. They say, 'Lime' and I'm like, 'Nice', and they know straight away they're onto a winner."

:: The Great British Bake Off starts on BBC Two on Tuesday, August 20. The Great British Bake Off Everyday - 100 Foolproof Recipes by Linda Collister is published by BBC Books, priced £20. Available now.

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