Bake Off: The Professionals fans have same issue as show returns

Some viewers had a complaint about the Channel 4 series

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Judges Cherish Finden and Benoit Blin returned in a new series of Bake Off: The Professionals. (Channel 4)

Bake Off: The Professionals has sparked complaints from viewers who have said they don't want to see so many spoilers.

The Channel 4 show - which sees pastry chefs going head to head in the kitchen in some tough challenges - returned to TV screens on Monday night (10 June). Viewers were thrilled to see another crop of hopefuls doing their best to impress the judges Cherish Finden and Benoit Blin with their patisserie skills.

But some were unimpressed by the fact that snippets of what was to come in the competition seemed to have been shown. A few posted messages on X saying they didn't want any surprises ruined for them.

"What's the point, just seen all episode before they even show it," sniped one person on the platform, who added the hashtag "#pathetic" to their post.

Another urged: "Please stop showing us the disasters before the programme starts." "It spoils the programme," they said, using the hashtag "#spoilsports".

Ellie Taylor is a presenter on the show. (Channel 4)

Someone else posted: "I wish that they wouldn't show stuff that's going to happen in the show/future shows. IMHO it spoils the surprises."

Another viewer wrote: "Just wondering what the thought process was in showing the whole of what’s going to happen through the series, at the beginning of Bake Off: The Professionals??"

Heat one of the competition saw the bakers tasked with whipping up a pecan pie in the shape of a musical instrument. The chefs didn't hold back, creating incredible drums and guitars that had viewers salivating.

However, not all went according to plan, with one team's chocolate guitar falling and coming a cropper. Some viewers suggested that things might work a little better if the contestants had more time to perfect their culinary creations.

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The contestants made edible musical instruments. (Channel 4)

"Are we sure 2.5 hours was long enough?!" said one person. Another viewer remarked on X: "They just need to give them longer on some tasks. Feels like they’re being set up to fail."

Others said that it was seriously tense watching the chefs try to finish up their intricate cakes on time, under the watchful eyes of the judges and hosts Ellie Taylor and Liam Charles. "It’s surely the most stressful show on TV!" said one fan.

Somebody else agreed: "Professionals is so much more stressful than amateurs." "Name a more stressful TV show than Bake Off: The Professionals - I’ll wait," quipped another viewer.