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6 surprising things you'll see on tonight's Great Irish Bake Off

From hurling balls to a missing showstopper challenge.

THE GREAT IRISH Bake Off kicks off tonight at 9 on TV3, and if you’re familiar with the British format it will look familiar.

The music is the same, it looks very similar, and even the older lady/younger man judging duo coincides with its British counterpart.

However, there are some surprises.  Like these, for example.

Biddy White Lennon stirring a bucket full of lemons with a giant wooden spoon in

I can offer no explanation as to what was going on here.




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A super Dutch accent

Will, from Limerick, has a Dutch dad who is generally around to critique his baking. Now that he’s not, Will has to imitate him for comfort.  (Or to amuse other people.)


A man making balloon animals

To be honest, we’ve no idea what’s going on here.


Fondant hurling balls

Someone’s a Kilkenny fan.


The lack of showstopper challenge

The star baker and the person leaving are named immediately after the technical challenge this evening.  There is no Showstopper Challenge this week.

TV3 say that there will be showstopper challenges on weeks 2, 4, 6 and the final, there wil not, however, be signature bakes on those weeks.  Each episode will only feature two challenges.

You can see how it all takes shape tonight, then come back and tell us what you think tomorrow!

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