Matt Lucas made his debut as co-host of The Great British Bake Off on Tuesday.
The Little Britain star, who is replacing Sandi Toksvig, settled in straightaway and delivered some of the night’s best gags.
Here are some of them:
– On fluffing his debut
As Lucas and co-host Noel Fielding went to kick off the signature challenge, he shouted “Bake!” at the wrong time – first too early, and then too late.
– On his eating habits
Speaking to one contestant, Lucas admitted: “I have the eating age of a nine-year-old. I just eat Super Noodles.
“You know they are called Batchelors Super Noodles? Because I am homosexual I call them Confirmed Batchelors Super Noodles.”
– On the show’s high stakes
As the technical challenge came to a close, Fielding announced: “Bakers, you only have got half an hour left.”
Lucas replied: “We don’t mean half an hour to live, we just mean half an hour to the end of the challenge, so don’t panic too much.”
Fielding then added: “One of you has got half an hour to live…”
– On a bubble gum-flavoured cake
Loriea, 27, a diagnostic radiographer from Durham, delivered a bubble gum Battenberg during the signature challenge, but failed to impress the judges.
Lucas told her: “I do rather like it. When I have my ninth birthday party can you cook for me please?”
– On the episode’s dropped cakes
The technical challenge saw the bakers asked to craft six miniature upside-down pineapple cakes.
As they delivered their creations to the judges, Sura swung her arm to hit a fly and knocked Dave, causing four of his six cakes to fly across the room.
Lucas quipped: “It’s my fault because I was looking at you when it happened. And you were probably hypnotised by my beauty.”