Bake Off fans are unimpressed by the major change to this year’s GBBO

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    Last year cult show Great British Bake off moved over from BBC to Channel 4, instilling fear in GBBO viewers up and down the country for what was to come.

    We knew from the get-go that head judge Mary Berry was jumping ship in protest, with presenting duo Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins following swiftly behind her.

    To our relief however, aside from the noticeable absence of the three female figureheads, the show remained the same – from the tent location and pastel blender colour palettes to the opening credits and jazzy blazers worn by the judging panel.

    So when Great British Bake Off 2018 returned to our screens last night we had no fear for what was to come – surely all the changes had already been made, right?

    Well, no actually.

    Starting off with a dramatic twist, the show (which is divided into episodes specialising in different bakes) kicked off with Biscuit Week, changing the age-old episode schedule that always starts with Cake Week.

    Biscuit Week for week one?! Whatever next – a Hollywood high five rather than a handshake?! Tell us no.

    As with all UK shows, fans were unimpressed by the changes, coming out in force to call out the ‘mistake’.

    Other than biscuit-week-gate, the show’s return was seen as pretty triumphant, with the first episode proving gripping viewing thanks to Terry’s heroic turnaround and Manon calling wagon wheels, ‘wheelie wagons’.

    Let’s hope this is the last of the big changes.

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