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Day 285/365: Friday’s Unscientific Poll: The Great British Bake Off predictions [20181012|09:56]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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I had feared, when GBBO moved from the Beeb to Channel 4, that it would somehow become less compelling viewing. I’m pleased to have been proven wrong. Noel and Sandi aren’t Mel and Sue but they’re also weirdly wonderful together.

There was this beautiful moment when they were having a summing-up cuppa with Paul. Paul had just finished speaking.

“God, you’re handsome,” said Sandi.
“I was just thinking that,” replied Noel.
“I’m on the turn,” lamented Sandi. “You too! We’re both on the turn now.”

So, now we’re down to five, I want to know your picks for the top three, and who your favourite of the remaining bakers is. I’ll put the poll behind a cut for those who aren’t able to watch yet.

Poll #2085954 GBBO Favourites

Who are your picks for the final three?

Rahul
2(33.3%)
Kim-Joy
2(33.3%)
Manon
2(33.3%)
Ruby
0(0.0%)
Briony
0(0.0%)

And who is your favourite baker?

Rahul
1(50.0%)
Kim-Joy
1(50.0%)
Manon
0(0.0%)
Ruby
0(0.0%)
Briony
0(0.0%)


I reckon it's Rahul v. Kim-Joy for the winner, and third place is almost a non-issue. The other contenders are, at this point, far too inconsistent to challenge the top two. Manon makes beautiful cakes that don't taste very nice. Ruby has good flavours but variable luck with presentation. Briony has only once managed to maintain a run of three good dishes and that was the week she won star baker.

I'm Team Kim-Joy, btw, though I suspect Rahul will probably win it.
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[User Picture]From: daphnep
2018-10-12 11:09 (UTC)
We only just got the first season with Noel and Sandi, on Netflix here, and I told my husband that I might like them a teensy bit *better* than Mel and Sue. I know that’s disloyal and probably tv blasphemy, but they seem to genuinely love the bakers so. My husband protests “Mel and Sue loved the bakers!” but...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-10-13 12:55 (UTC)
I hear you. I don't miss the Mel and Sue partnership as much as I feel I ought to.
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[User Picture]From: daphnep
2018-11-11 14:46 (UTC)
I’m back!

We got a new season here on Netflix, and I’m marathoning them. I wondered if this was the same season you just watched, and came here to see if it is.

It is!

I’ll hit up your finale post later (thanks for the spoiler cuts) but I’m here at this one to say that i think, from here, it would be tough to beat Rahul. He set off such a strong early lead and has been so consistent since. Well, I guess I’ll see, won’t I? 😉

However, I must also say that the fashions this season are giving my eyes a workout. I think I am a fan of extreme styles, but when Pru, Noel, Kim-Joy, Terry and Karen were all on together, it was starting to look like lost footage from the Hunger Games. You know, the parts with the colorful and evil upper class. 😆
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