Great British Bake Off Viewers' Hearts Are In Their Mouths After Nightmare Situation Strikes One Unlucky Baker

It will go down in the hall of fame of Bake Off's biggest disasters.

There were tense scenes as The Great British Bake Off returned to screens on Tuesday night, as the tent witnessed one of its worst disasters ever.

Viewers of the hit Channel 4 show had their hearts in their mouths, following an incident involving contestants Sura and Dave and a tray of pineapple upside-down cakes.

In scenes that were not too dissimilar to the drama of the showโ€™s infamous #BinGate, Sura accidentally destroyed the majority of Daveโ€™s efforts as they prepared to present their bakes in the technical challenge.

As they delivered their half dozen pineapple upside-down cakes to the gingham alter, Sura swung her arm to hit a fly and but knocked Dave and his tray, causing four of his six cakes to fly across the room.

Dave was then seen walking away in frustration as the cakes lay smashed on the floor, while a devastated Sura tried to apologise.

โ€œIt happens, accidents happen,โ€ Dave told a tearful Sura.

Disaster struck the Great British Bake Off tent
Disaster struck the Great British Bake Off tent
Channel 4

New host Matt Lucas later quipped: โ€œItโ€™s my fault because I was looking at you when it happened. And you were probably hypnotised by my beauty.โ€

Sura began attempting to rescue them from the floor, but when it came to judging, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith said they would judge from the two untouched cakes.

However, they didnโ€™t impress Paul and Prue much, with David placing ninth out of 12 in the challenge.

And to rub salt (or should that be sugar?) into his wounds, Sura emerged as the winner of the round.

Dave's bakes were sent crashing to the floor
Dave's bakes were sent crashing to the floor
Channel 4

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Elsewhere on the show, Mattโ€™s debut as co-host alongside Noel Fielding proved to be deliciously silly, as he brought his trademark japes to the famous tent.

He also had viewers howling as he parodied prime minister Boris Johnsonโ€™s coronavirus briefings in a pre-titles skit.

This yearโ€™s series opener notched up Bake Offโ€™s biggest overnight launch audience since its move to Channel 4, the broadcaster said, averaging 6.9 million viewers and peaking at 7.9 million.

The Great British Bake Off continues on Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.


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