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Viewers were divided as Angus Deayton took over as the new host of Bake Off: Creme de la Creme, with many begging for previous presenter Tom Kerridge to return.
The cookery programme, a spin off of The Great British Bake Off that sees teams of professional pastry chefs competing against each other, returned to BBC Two on Tuesday evening.
Fans took to Twitter to share their admiration for the chefs as they whipped up tasty French patisserie treats while also airing their opinions over Deayton and his injection of dry humour to the series.
Some loved Deayton who hosted Have I Got News For You for 12 years until he was sackedin 2002 as presenter, with his inquisitive style over the bakes and “sarcastic” narration. It’s been a very long time. GBBOCreme BBC.”
One said they were thrilled to see him hosting a cookery programme, addingthat they had “forgotten how good he was on Hell’s Kitchen”, which he hosted back in the mid noughties.
“GBBOCreme Just love Angus’s sarcasm. Brilliant addition to the show,” a Bake Off fan enthused.
But for others, Deayton did not seem “bothered” or “enthusiastic” enough.
“Is it just mr or does Angus Deaton’s tone sound like he cannot be bothered with a distinct lack of enthusiasm. GBBOCreme,” one fan asked.
Another added: “Am enjoying watching GBBOCreme, but am really not sure about the new presenter.”
One criticised: “Too much sarky dry bollocks from Angus for this show. It’s a delicate show with fancy patisserie,
not a cynical politics show. GBBOCreme.”
The first series’ presenter, TV chef Kerridge, was asked to return by many tweeters.
The episode saw returning judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden, armed with her trusty ruler, scrutinise the teams’ miniature challenge entries 36 identicalNapoleon cakes and 36 identicalmoka au cafe slices and their showpiece peach melba creations.
There was a wide array of unique baked goods on offer in the kitchen atWelbeck Abbey, where the show is filmed, including a spectacular peach melba design that utilised a traffic cone as a chocolate mould from the purple team.
However, despite their impressive effort, the team, led by pastry chef Jack, scored the lowest of all the teams just 34.5 points out of a possible 100 across the two challenges,
and was the first to be eliminated from the competition.