Alan Davies exposes Bake Off's biggest flaw

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

Alan Davies used his experience on The Great British Bake Off's spin-off An Extra Slice to complain about the Channel 4 competition.

The comedian was discussing the debacle that was Italian Week with Jo Brand and her guests Fay Ripley and Nick Hewer on Thursday (October 12) when he decided to point out Bake Off's inherent flaw.

"It's a slightly flawed programme, this," Alan interjected to an audible gasp from the studio audience. "It's very entertaining, and they're very nice the bakers, but you can't taste the [food] or smell it, can you?

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"So, on the photo you think Sophie's pizza is the best but you haven't had it in your gob, have you?"

His complaint baffled fellow guest Fay Ripley, who reasoned: "That's why we've got the judges to tell us!"

"Can't they just send a bit of it out?" Alan wondered, with Jo agreeing: "Imagine if you were watching it and there was a knock at the door!"

Alan makes a good point. Wouldn't it be more exciting to watch Sophie Faldo create gorgeous cannoli if a slice of it was delivered round to you rather than Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith?

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We could almost guarantee that a delivery service would at least triple Bake Off's already-skyrocketing TV ratings. It just makes solid business sense, Channel 4!

The Great British Bake Off continues with the quarter-finals next Tuesday (October 17) at 8pm on Channel 4, while The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice recaps the action next Thursday (October 19) at 10pm.

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