Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 28 May 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.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Gemini:

You're determined to get your agenda met, even if it means being loud and difficult. The prospect of creating friction does not bother you at all. You'd rather put people in an uncomfortable position than accept their inflexible position. By stirring up enough publicity, you could exert enough pressure to create some changes. A new set of rules will allow you to move forward with a brilliant plan. You'll get the full support of an influential executive who is tired of the old guard.More