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11 times Noel Fielding was the best part of the new Bake Off

Some spoilers here if you haven’t watched the latest episode.

WE’RE SIX WEEKS in to Channel 4′s brand new Great British Bake Off, and people have had some time to make their minds up about it.

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As devoted GBBO fans, we have to say… The new team is doing a very good job of filling the boots of Mary, Mel and Sue. Is that blasphemous?

Obviously, Sandi Toksvig is a gem – but Noel Fielding has surprised us in becoming the heart of the show very quickly.

1. There are his mad but appropriate shirts


That ice cream one! Where can we get it?

2. When he proved that his baking knowledge was top notch

stroopwafel Source: Channel 4


3. When he created an alternative to the Hollywood Handshake

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Dare we say it’s more desirable? No?

4. His burgeoning friendship with Julia

julia noel Source: Twitter/@BritishBakeOff

Sadly, we won’t get to see them become fully-fledged BFFs. One of the many injustices of Julia’s exit.

5. And his ongoing one with Liam

liamnoel Source: Twitter/@BritishBakeOff

They get on a lot better than another Liam and Noel we know.

6. Every time he has interjected with something like this

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Referring to Caramel Week:

Now, as you know, I’m part wasp, so it’s my favourite time of the year.

7. Or this

chaffinch Source: Channel 4

I’ve got a little Portuguese fact for you: Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo once fired a custard tart out of a bazooka, stunning a chaffinch in flight. So bear that in mind as you’re making your tarts.

There’s a hint of the Boosh still in him.

8. And speaking of Boosh, when he got a little tribute in

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9. When he frolicked in the fields outside the tent with Sandi

frolicking Source: Channel 4

Honestly! Why has no one ever done this before?

10. And ate a whole flower just to spite Prue

Prue: “Nobody’s going to eat a marigold.”
Noel: “They’re my favourite bit!”

marigold Source: Channel 4

His verdict? “Tasted like a clown’s nose.”

11. Basically, he’s an angel

We’ve been converted. Noel 4ever.

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