So we're already half way through our favourite show of the year and GBBO certainly added a little kick with its first ever Spice Week. Something tells us that Paul and Pru just wanted to taste more delicious cakes and biscuits so decided to add ginger to the mix, call it Spice Week and be done with it (we don't blame you guys)! From show-stopping biscuit chandeliers to booze-overload bakes, things definitely spiced up as we lost two brilliant contestants this week (WE STILL LOVE YOU TEZZA)!
BAE of the Week
I mean this isn't going to be much of a surprise to anyone that's been reading the Reactions blogs... WE LOVE RAHUL! While the cuteness overload coming from this guy has had us fawning over the show even more, it is Rahul's unbelievable consistency and amazing performance throughout Bake Off that has won us over this week. And, although he was beaten by Kim-Joy to this week's crown, the two-time Star Baker winner is yet to have a bad week. It seems the worst Rahul can do is apologise for being so talented, especially when Paul tells him he's "a little genius". We just can't get enough of him and it looks like neither can the rest of you!
We were far from shocked when Paul Hollywood dished out a well-deserved handshake to Rahul for his spiced masterpieces this week, but we're with you Twitter... that handshake is SO overdone now (rein it in Hollywood)!
Then again, these handshakes aren't just going out to any old crumpet or cake. Have you seen how high the stakes are with this year's showstopper tasks?!
No wonder things got a little heated between contestants in the tent (well, as heated as they get on GBBO)...
They're all just so kind to each other! The tent is filled with nothing but love between a bunch of lovely lovely humans - I don't think we'll ever get Love Island drama on this show (and it's just what we need)!
We couldn't agree more; and it seems more and more of you are talking about a day in the life of Kim-Joy, a wonderful, unique character we crowned our BAE of the Week last week!
Now for the moment that we've avoided for the whole blog (*extracts head from sand*). We're absolutely gutted that Spice Week marked the end of Terry and Karen's journey on Bake Off, and for the avid Reaction readers, you'll know Terry stole our hearts at the very beginning. It was Terry's leaving speech that rocked the nation as we realised just how important baking was to him. We wish him all the luck in the world and will miss his little face appearing on our screens every week!
We love you Tezza!
So that's Spice Week rounded up for you! We're already counting down the days to the next GBBO favourite, Pastry Week! Don't forget to catch up with us on the blog and enter our weekly competition. Happy baking!
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