The Great British Bake Off: Mel and Sue’s best moments as hosts

'Bakers, time to scream like Bread-Vard Munch. 15 minutes left'

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 14 September 2016 09:48
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Comedy duo Mel and Sue said they would not "go with the dough" when the Great British Bake Off moves from BBC1 to Channel 4 next year
Comedy duo Mel and Sue said they would not "go with the dough" when the Great British Bake Off moves from BBC1 to Channel 4 next year

Having been on The Great British Bake Off since its inception, Mel and Sue have played a fundamental role in turning the show into the £25 million hit it is today.

With news of their departure following Channel 4’s acquisition, we’ve looked back on their long tenure in the tent, picking out some of the best moments.

Innuendos, jokes, and one-liners

Last year’s contestant Sandy on her crème brûlée: “The wobble should be like me backside.” Sue’s reply: “What wobble are you looking for? A Kim Kardashian? A Jessica Rabbit?”

Sue: “Good morning, bakers. The following signature challenge has been assessed by the Double Entendre Police and I’m delighted to inform you that Paul and Mary would love you to make cream horns. And there’s nothing fun to say about that whatsoever.”

Mel: “We’d like you to make Mary’s version of a Spaniche Windtorte. Sounds like something I went to the doctors for when I was on holiday in Majorca.”

Sue: “Bakers, time to scream like Bread-vard Munch. Fifteen minutes left.”

Sue: “OK bakers, 15 minutes until your ganache hits my ga-nashers.”

Sue: “Bring out the dancing girls and the orange segments… What do you mean there have been budget cuts?”

The ‘Biscuit Blunder’

Back in series three, Mel accidentally toppled Frances’s biscuit tower while measuring the beast, leaving more than just a few cracks in the bake. Luckily, once the tower had been mended, the judges seemed impressed and Frances went on to win the competition.

On your mark, get set, BAKE

Chasing the chocolate mousse

Helping out those in need (poor Ed)

Of course, there are dozens more great clips and one-liners from the pair, and whoever replaces them has huge shoes to fill. So, who will be replacing the duo? Jo Brand? Ant and Dec? We analysed the competitors here.

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