Noel's Bake Off fridge joke may spark investigation

Sam Warner
Photo credit: Channel 4

From Digital Spy

It seems Noel Fielding's fridge-hiding antics on Tuesday's (September 12) episode of The Great British Bake Off could be more serious than first thought.

The Channel 4 presenter was briefly seen huddled up inside a refrigerator to tell the bakers how much time they had left in the Showstopper, with co-host Sandi Toksvig opening and closing the door.

"Just when you thought @NoelFielding11 couldn't get any cooler...," Channel 4 later tweeted.

Photo credit: Channel 4

However, some viewers were not happy with the gag, and Ofcom has subsequently received 24 complaints, which could lead to a full investigation.

"We will assess these complaints before deciding whether or not to investigate," a spokesperson said.

The general line of criticism centred on the fact that children were watching and that they could potentially copy Noel's stunt.

Photo credit: Channel 4

"The Great British Bake Off 2017 - A show watched by 1000s of children & talentless @noelfielding11 hid in a fridge," one viewer tweeted.

However, some came to the show's defence, one writing: "Wait til these snowflakes see Tom & Jerry," while another predicted: "54321 bring on the complaints about Noel being in a fridge."

This week's episode saw the bakers tackle bread, though many viewers were left confused over a teacake challenge.

The Great British Bake Off airs on Tuesdays at 8pm on Channel 4, and spin-off show The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice airs every Thursday at 10pm on Channel 4.

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