Bake Off spin-off gets X-rated over "cock and bush"

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

Hands up if you expected the phrase "cock and bush" to ever be uttered on The Great British Bake Off or any of its various family-friendly spin-offs? Yeah, us neither.

On Channel 4, Bake Off can go blue apparently - or at least its spin-off can. During Thursday's Bake Off: An Extra Slice instalment (September 21), presenter Jo Brand inadvertently broke that bluest of TV barriers.

The hilariously X-rated moment came as she was discussing Bake Off's Caramel Week (particularly the usefulness of sugar) with comedians Hal Cruttenden and Henning Wehn as well as Crème De La Crème judge Cherish Finden.

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"I love sugar. You can do so many things with sugar," Cherish argued. "Can make a showstopper. You can make a showpiece."

To Jo Brand's ears, it then sounded as if Cherish name-checked sugar as a key ingredient in that classic Bake Off dish "cock and bush". Wait, whuuuuut?

"You can make cock and bush?" a confused Jo Brand deadpanned.

It was only when Cherish pointed out one of the baked goods made by the audience that Jo realised her naughty gaffe.

"Oh, Croquembouche! Oh, sorry sorry. I'm sorry," she profusely apologised.

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For those not up on their French baking lingo, Croquembouche is a pile of pastry balls drizzled with caramel. Got it – balls, not "cock and bush"!

Cherish was the unparalleled star of this week's edition of Bake Off: An Extra Slice, especially when she imparted us with her words of wisdom. Check out her most poetic turn of phrase below:

The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice continues next Thursday (September 28) at 10pm on Channel 4, following an all-new Bake Off on Tuesday (September 26) at 8pm.

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