7 Things I Love About The Great British Bake Off

Is there a better show than the Great British Bake Off, really?

The answer is probably no. Whilst this season of GBBO has not been my favourite season of all time, I’m beginning to realise just why I love it so much. So here, in a nutshell, are 7 reasons why I love the Great British Bake Off.

  1. Everyone’s so supportive of each other.

    Everybody loves everybody on GBBO. There’s no unnecessary scrapping between contestants and whilst obviously it gets more competitive, nobody is unnecessarily rude. How very British really.

  2. No contestant is the same

    Every contestant is completely different to each other. There are contestants of various races, sexes, backgrounds, cultures, traditions and I absolutely love it. It characterises, for me, what being British is about.

  3. The facial expressions

    Surely Nadiya is enough said?

  4. The accidental dirty jokes

    One of the most obvious things about the Great British Bake Off – The dirty jokes. There are so many and they’ve really taken advantage of it this season. Plus I don’t know about you, but there’s something weirdly sexual about how Selasi pipes anything.

  5. The Gifs

    Okay, bit of a geeky one for me here. I love Twitter when #GBBO is on. It’s honestly one of my favourite parts of the show in a way, as I realise that having a huge crush on Selasi is entirely normal, according to Twitter. Seriously, who doesn’t have a crush on Selasi yet?


  6. The Illustrations

    Another geeky one, but the illustrations of the cakes/biscuits/desserts when the contestants are describing them are lovely. There’s something really homely about them which I really like.

  7. Mel & Sue

    Okay admittedly, I don’t love Mel and Sue. But what I do love about them is how supportive they are of the contestants. I recently read how they actually come up with ways to stop the cameras rolling, if the contestants are super stressed and it’s so cute.

All in all, the Great British Bake Off is a national treasure that we don’t want to lose. I mean the whole country went into uproar when we heard that Mary Berry’s leaving. We all bloody love it and don’t want it to change.

And if you’re wondering, I am totes Team Selasi. giphy-1


I’m Eleanor, a UK Manchester based Lifestyle & Beauty Blogger. I write about beauty products, feminism, mental health and my adventures in the big city of MCR.

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