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Princess, love, girl – when is a term of endearment not welcome? | Rebecca Nicholson

While it’s possible that Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins and Mary Berry enjoyed being referred to as ‘the girls’ by Paul Hollywood, gendered terms are usually patronising and possessive

When I think of Paul Hollywood, TV’s floury-haired fox and staunch upholder of a strong crumb, I think of a man who only ever seems to be one pint of bitter away from turning into your dad hitting the dancefloor at the end of a very long wedding. The Bake Off judge has been all over the tabloids this week – happily, not for wearing a Nazi uniform as fancy dress this time (it was an ’Allo ’Allo!-themed night and he’s sorry, Ok) – but it was one particular answer in one particular interview that raised the bristles on my broad, lefty, feminista chest. You’ll remember that when the Bake Off moved to Channel 4, Hollywood was the only
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​Le Jaffa Cake fiasco – ​does Bake Off get lost in translation ​around the world?

Contestants struggled to make the sweet treats on the French version of the programme this week. Here is a guide to the best and worst overseas spinoffs

The Great British Bake Off, as you know, is Britain’s leading cultural gift to the world – it is screened in 196 territories and the format has been copied in 20 countries. But what unspeakable monstrosities and unbeatable eatables have come out of foreign ovens as a result? Let’s find out.

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BBC Pulls Ed Westwick Miniseries Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

BBC Pulls Ed Westwick Miniseries Amid Sexual Assault Allegations
The BBC on Friday announced that it will not air its adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel Ordeal by Innocence, following multiple rape allegations made against star Ed Westwick, Variety reports.

The Gossip Girl alum has been accused of raping two women: actress Kristina Cohen, who in a Nov. 7 Facebook post claimed that the actor forced himself on her while attending a house party at his residence in 2014, and former actress Aurélie Wynn, whose alleged assault is said to occur at Westwick’s home that same year.

The Lapd is currently investigating Cohen’s claim, while Westwick has since denied
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Prue Leith

Prue Leith was born in South Africa on February 18, 1940. She grew up in Johannesburg and attended St. Mary’s School, Waverley. This was an English Independent private boarding school that was run by Anglican nuns. However, she has spent most of her adult life living in England and working predominantly in London. Leith is a famous television personality, restaurateur, caterer, businesswoman, cookery writer, and journalist. Most recently, she was a judge on ‘The Great British Bake Off’ and replaced Mary Berry who had retired from the show. Here are five more things you might not know about Prue Leith.

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Prue Leith
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‘Great British Bake Off’ Finale Spoiled After Judge Prue Leith Tweets Winner’s Name

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Prue Leith, judge of The Great British Bake Off, received backlash on Tuesday after spoiling the finale hours before it aired. Leith, 77, accidentally announced the winner of the competition to her more than 18,000 followers on Twitter. The tweet was quickly deleted and replaced with an apology for her gaffe. The famed restaurateur and […]

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It’s more than just a TV show. Bake Off is a window on the nation’s soul | Anne Perkins

Shared culture is in short supply. So thank goodness the Great British Bake Off gives us something to talk about, and a sense of national identity

So it’s over. Sophie, the kind of woman you know would allot lifejackets fairly when the ship went down, took home the microwavable plate. Prue blabbed the winner’s name on Twitter hours before the show went out, and Liam was the real victor even though he lost in the semis. Once again, Great British Bake Off fulfilled its now historic role in the life of the nation, which lies somewhere between being the state guarantor of eternal values and an essential ingredient of the national conversation.

The genius of Bake Off, as skewered by Charlotte Higgins in a long read two years ago, is that it is entirely trivial and wholly momentous. It sets up a killer contest that is conducted, usually,
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'Great British Bake Off' Channel 4 Finale Draws 7.7M Viewers, Judge Reveals Winner Early

The final episode of the first season of The Great British Bake Off on U.K. network Channel 4 on Tuesday night pulled in the channel's biggest audience of the season with an average 7.7 million viewers in the overnight ratings.

That made it Channel 4’s biggest overnight performance in five years, namely since the Paralympic Games opening ceremony in 2012. The audience peaked with 8.9 million viewers.

The overnight season average of 6.2 million viewers is Channel 4’s biggest in more than six years for all viewers, as well as people aged 16-34.

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Sophie Faldo wins the Great British Bake Off – video

Sophie Faldo is named the 2017 Great British Bake Off winner on Tuesday night on Channel 4’s version of the hugely popular baking competition, which recently transferred from the BBC. Faldo said the win was still settling in after Sandi Toksvig made the announcement

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The Great British Bake Off final review – Halloween shocker ends in a tweet victory

High-flying Steven’s bread let him down, Kate went nuts in the technical, which handed Sophie the champagne moment in Gbbo’s gothic-tinged 2017 revival

And then there were three. The Great British Bake Off (Channel 4) tent looks very empty now, also haunted by the ghosts of bakers past (Liam, is that you?). Noel Fielding’s gothic presence does nothing to detract from the Halloween vibe; he glides around palely, creeping up behind the final three to ask them, softly, if they’re nervous. They are now, Noel.

He has divided opinion, I know. For me Noel has made Bake Off 2.0, an inspired hire. A bit weird, also weirdly kind, and funny - much more subtly so than the punning and innuendo of his predecessors. He has ever so gently nudged Gbbo a teeny bit away from the village green in the direction of the graveyard. Great (flavour) combination with
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Dough! Bake Off fans deflated as Prue Leith reveals winner early (but we don't)

Gbbo judge, currently in Bhutan, blames time difference for swiftly deleted tweet before Tuesday’s finale

The Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith was forced to hastily delete a tweet on Tuesday, after she named the winner of this year’s show before the final episode had been broadcast.

The celebrated cook and television presenter tweeted “Bravo” and the winner’s name, after saying: “No one told me judging a #gbbo final would be so emotional. I wanted them all to win.”

Related: The Great British Bake Off 2017 final – watch live!

Just saying our Mary wouldn’t of leaked the winner #GBBOFinal tutus @PrueLeith pic.twitter.com/0l6WHZyt8w

Related: 'Striving for cake nirvana': who should win this year's Great British Bake Off?

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The Week in TV: Stranger Things; The End of the ****ing World and more

Netflix’s 80s horror homage returns, and there’s more young talent in Channel 4’s bleakly funny road trip

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Whatever else we may think of our young people – too pampered, too entitled, too tremblingly fragile (and whose fault precisely is that? In this generally secular world, is it any wonder that we have tried superstitiously to stuff children into little vacant God-shaped holes, or that they are doomed to frustrate expectations?) – one thing is increasingly clear: there’s a coming generation of truly fine young actors out there. Twice in glorious evidence this week.

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Alex Mahon must hit the ground running at Channel 4

Problems facing new chief executive include stopping its young audience from switching to Netflix, and pressure from government for a move out of London

If timing is everything, then Alex Mahon’s arrival in her new job as chief executive of Channel 4 on the eve of the final of The Great British Bake Off could not have been planned better. The new-look show’s critical and commercial success has more than justified the £75m spent taking it from the BBC.

Mahon, who turns 44 this weekend, joins Channel 4 from the special effects company behind the films Gravity and Guardians of the Galaxy. Her inbox includes pressure from the government for a move out of London, arresting a decline in TV viewing (especially among youth audiences), a volatile ad market and hiring a new chief creative officer to spearhead Channel 4’s £700m programming budget.

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Great British Bake Off reaches biggest young audience for TV series this year

Show’s move from BBC was controversial but Channel 4’s £75m investment seems to have paid off

The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4 has been watched by more young people than any other series on TV so far this year, delivering vital success for the state-owned broadcaster as it awaits the arrival of a new chief executive and battles government attempts to force it to relocate from London.

Bake Off’s move from the BBC to Channel 4 was controversial and the latest series has also attracted criticism because one of the contestants – Steven Carter-Bailey – appears to have had substantial baking experience before appearing on the show and has made it to the final despite a lacklustre performance in the semi-final.

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Viewers say Channel 4’s Bake Off is best, head of broadcaster tells MPs

CEO David Abraham says new version of BBC show has exceeded financial goals and rejects claims the presenters are ‘old hat’

The chief executive of Channel 4 has defended the broadcaster’s £75m purchase of The Great British Bake Off, saying it did not steal the show from the BBC.

Related: Paul Hollywood’s new baking book expected to sell like you-know-what

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Paul Hollywood’s new baking book expected to sell like you-know-what

Bloomsbury to publish Great British Bake Off judge’s A Baker’s Life, accompanied by new four-part TV series, in November

Bloomsbury, the publisher of Paul Hollywood’s new book, A Baker’s Life, is predicting it will be one of the bestsellers this Christmas, thanks in part to the successful reinvention of The Great British Bake Off.

Hollywood’s latest book hits the shelves next Thursday – two days after the final of the first series of Channel 4’s new-look Bake Off is broadcast.

Related: Catch-up viewers put Bake Off in Channel 4’s all-time top 10

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Rising star: Ruth Davidson to appear on Great British Bake Off

Scottish Conservative leader will take part in charity special of Channel 4 programme to raise money for Stand Up to Cancer

Fresh from packing them in at the Conservative party conference, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson’s profile is set be further raised with an appearance on a celebrity episode of The Great British Bake Off.

Davidson, beloved by the party faithful for overseeing a remarkable revival in Conservative fortunes in Scotland, will take part in a charity special of the Channel 4 programme later this year to raise money for Stand Up to Cancer.

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‘Cook Off!’ Trailer: Melissa McCarthy’s Shelved Comedy Finally Makes it to the Table

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‘Cook Off!’ Trailer: Melissa McCarthy’s Shelved Comedy Finally Makes it to the Table
It’s the heyday of TV series like Chopped and The Great British Bake Off, so it seems like there’s no better time for a mockumentary film about the lives of quirky small-town cooking competitors. Ironically, Melissa McCarthy‘s comedy Cook Off! is a movie that has been long in the development oven, originally made a decade ago before being shelved in […]

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The Great American Baking Show: Season Three Renewal for ABC Holiday Series

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ABC is cooking something up for the holidays. Today, the network announced The Great American Baking Show will return for a third season this December.Based on the hit UK TV show The Great British Bake Off, the cooking competition series pits amateur bakers against each other in a series of culinary challenges. Ayesha Curry and Anthony "Spice" Adams will host.Read More…
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‘The Great American Baking Show’ Returning To ABC With Ayesha Curry & Anthony Adams As Hosts

If you were wondering, it’s coming back. The Great American Baking Show will return for a third season on ABC in December with New York Times best-selling cookbook author and TV personality Ayesha Curry and former NFL star and media personality Anthony “Spice” Adams as hosts. A specific return date has not yet been announced. Based on the UK hit The Great British Bake Off, The Great American Baking Show showcases some of the nation's best bakers as they compete in a…
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‘Midnight Texas’ Finale: Boss Talks Switching Up That Sexy Ending and Cueing the Danger Up for Season 2

‘Midnight Texas’ Finale: Boss Talks Switching Up That Sexy Ending and Cueing the Danger Up for Season 2
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “The Virgin Sacrifice,” the season finale of “Midnight, Texas.”]

In a surprisingly romantic season finale, “Midnight, Texas” took a significant departure from the books it’s based on by moving one love scene back behind closed doors. On the show, a demon wants to mate with Fiji (Parisa Fitz-Henley) because she’s a powerful virgin witch. Her plan is to go through with it but kill the demon in the act, since she’s accidentally killed someone once before when she was in the throes of passion. Her love interest Bobo (Dylan Bruce) has other ideas though, and realizes that if he sleeps with her, she will no longer be a virgin. Therefore, the budding couple move to the next level of intimacy while a war between good and evil is waged outside.

In the novels by Charlaine Harris that inspired the series, Fiji’s plan plays out more dramatically and in a far ickier way. She makes the
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