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Paul Hollywood encouraged to use the word ‘moist’ in every episode of Bake Off

Anna Verdon

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Paul Hollywood encouraged to use the word ‘moist’ in every episode of Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off is well known to be full of innuendos. From soggy bottoms to making batter stiff and even comparing the size of the baker’s nozzles, the show is full of it.

But there are some less enjoyable words making an appearance time and time again. One of them being the word ‘moist’.

And it turns out Paul Hollywood has been spurred on to use it in every episode after a fan complained about the way he says it.

Paul Hollywood, the man with the golden handshake. Credit: Shutterstock
Paul Hollywood, the man with the golden handshake. Credit: Shutterstock

The man with the much sought-after handshake told The Mirror: “Someone once said to me they did not like the way I say ‘moist’ on Bake Off.

“They said it was an inappropriate word but I think it is a great word.

“I have made sure that I now say it in every show.”

While it might make viewers wince, the judge of the Channel 4 show also admitted he enjoys making the contestants wince too.

Speaking about destroying their masterpieces when they bring them up to the judging table, he said: “I cut everything. I don’t care. I like to see them wince.

“Our job is to get in there and sometimes their flavours are in the middle.”

Paul is now gearing up for season 13 of The Great British Bake Off, which is due to return to Channel 4 in the next few weeks.

He’ll be joined by fellow judge Prue Leith and comedy duo Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding will return to present the show.

In previous series, contestants have struggled during chocolate week or have been tasked with creating ice cream showstoppers on a particularly hot summer’s day. And time will only tell if they face the same fate this year.

During this year’s heatwave fans took to social media to share their views.

One said: “Whenever there’s a heatwave I think about how there’s a non zero chance there are a bunch of bakers trying to make ice cream cakes in the bake off tent.”

Another wrote: “Heatwave this week which means it’s ice cream cake week in the bake off tent, stay strong bakers.”

The series has been commissioned until 2024, so there isn’t any danger of it leaving our screens any time soon.

At the time of the series renewal announcement, Ian Katz, Chief Content Officer at Channel 4, said: “We are thrilled that Channel 4 will continue to serve up Bake Off’s unique combination of warmth, humour and soggy bottoms for years to come.

Bake Off is all about optimism, celebrating eccentricity and bringing the nation together – precisely what a publicly owned Channel 4 is here to do.”

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: Paul Hollywood, TV and Film

Anna Verdon
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