19/09/2018 16:08 BST

'Great British Bake Off': Is Paul Hollywood Giving Out Too Many Handshakes This Series?

'He'd shake hands in Greggs after a steak bake'

This week’s ‘Great British Bake Off’ saw drama all over the shop, from Briony’s tears, to some dodgy French pronunciation, to Terry missing the episode altogether. But there was one thing more even controversial that fans were kicking off about - judge Paul Hollywood getting a bit loosey goosey with his congratulations.

Yep, you might have already noticed, but Paul has been shaking hands like a new starter on his first day in the office. 

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Shake it off Paul

And it’s not just this week it’s been happening - some viewers have been keeping count:

While others are questioning whether the once prestigious gesture means much anymore:

Has inflation made the currency less valuable? Fans are speculating what the 52-year-old baker won’t shake for:

But perhaps he’s trying to shake up his image. We’re wondering, is he okay?

Or maybe he’s just going soft in his old age?

It’s led us to question whether they’re just a token, or perhaps a completely arbitrary gesture he’s dishing out to keep his mitts warm. Do contestants even want them anymore? We’re not sure we would.

We don’t know what’s going on with the celebrity chef, but we hope he’ll accept the Twittersphere’s feedback and reel it in in the coming episodes. You gotta make ’em appreciate it. 

Less is more, Paul. Less is more.

‘Great British Bake Off’ continues next Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4. 

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