|Day 285/365: Friday’s Unscientific Poll: The Great British Bake Off predictions
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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.
Who are your picks for the final three?
And who is your favourite baker?
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.