Has Great British Bake Off been exposed as fake after this surprise revelation?
Much to viewers’ surprise, the Great British Bake Off has gotten caught up in a fakery scandal following the revelation that Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood do not actually make their own technical bakes.
The second round of each Bake Off episode is the ‘Technical Challenge’, in which either Mary Berry or Paul Hollywood set the contestants a difficult recipe for a delicious, but often extremely complicated, baked treat.
Without fail, each week the viewers at home get to preview a perfect example of their chosen recipe. Mary and Paul talk us through their creation, before tucking into it as though they themselves just pulled it straight out of the oven.
However, it has now been confirmed that the cakes are not in fact made by the show’s judges at all.
A source told The Sun newspaper: “Mary and Paul have never made a single cake in the tent.
“The technical creations viewers see them discussing are created by a team of home economics experts hired by Love Productions.”
They revealed: “Mary and Paul might explain how the finished result is achieved, but they have had no hand in it.
“Paul in particular often talks about what ‘we’ have done, so it will come as a shock to fans.”
In response to the allegations, a spokesperson from the show’s production company confirmed: “No, Paul and Mary don’t make the cakes. They never have. They are baked on the day and Paul and Mary could never do that.”
Shock horror! How could you lie to us like this, Mary?
Still, we’re not going to let this ruin our enjoyment of the last ever BBC episode of Bake Off on Wednesday, in the final episode featuring Mary, Mel and Sue *wipes away tear*.
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The Great British Bake Off continues Wednesday at 8pm on BBC One.