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Great British Bake Off is our ultimate comfort viewing, and we love nothing more than re-run sessions when we're gripped by Sunday Night Fear.

And it sounds like Snoop Dogg is on the very same page as the rest of the viewing public.

While we wouldn't generally associate teacups and elaborate bakes with the Drop It Like It's Hot rapper, it seems we have a lot to learn about good ol' Snoop.

Speaking to the Star on Sunday, the 44-year-old revealed that he's a massive GBBO fan, and even went on to insist that the British show was one 'one of the best' on TV.

Offering his two cents into the dynamic which exists between Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, Snoop gushed: "The guy is cool but it’s all about my home girl Mary. You know she is the boss."

While fan-girling all over the most wholesome show on the box, it seems Snoop suddenly realised his street cred was at risk, and did his best to rein himself back in.

"You know, I've been known to do a little baking in my time," he admitted before adding: "I guess you could say my speciality was brownies – just maybe not the kind Mary Berry is used to."

Oh Snoop, you're too slick for us.


The Great British Bake Off will air the final instalment of this series tomorrow evening.

Of course, the episode was actually filmed several weeks ago, meaning that certain insider individuals involved in the production already know the outcome.

Now, according to claims made by bookmakers Ladbrokes, BBC employees and others with connections to the Love Productions company have been implicated in a betting scandal.

The Sun reports that just hours after the newest series hit TV screens, no fewer than 42 new accounts were opened at Ladbrokes with a total of 529 bets totaling some €13,500 being made.

The newspaper also reports that the owners of those suspect accounts have connections to both the BBC and the production company.

Speaking to Mashable, Ladbrokes said it was “wary” of foul play even before the series aired.


“We are looking into it further. If we feel we've had the equivalent of a custard pie thrown in our faces we will think twice about whether we should bet on markets like this again in the future."

A source told The Sun that the accounts were opened using individuals real names, so their connections to the BBC could be easily traced:

"A quick Google and you can see that [some of them work] in television and have close links to the BBC and Great British Bake Off’s production company,"

According to the source, nearly all of the bets were placed on one baker, so apparently they all knew something no one else did.

Nadiya Hussain is currently favourite at 2/5, with Ian Cumming at 4/1 and Tamal Ray on 5/1.

The winner will be revealed tomorrow evening. 


The Great British Bake Off has provided us with some incredible entertainment already, and by far one of the best parts of the show is the legend that is Mary Berry. 

The judge and baking legend herself has already sent Twitter into a meltdown this season after she apparently spoiled one week's elimination when chatting with Chris Evans on Radio 2. 

You also can't deny that her reaction faces are some of the best around. Here's some the absolute best Mary Berry reactions that you can apply to your everyday life. 

When you're 67 weeks deep in a stranger's Instagram and accidentally like a photo:


When your SO makes a terrible joke but you're laughing because you're a good person:


When it's Wednesday but it's been tough week and the presses are looking a little bare:


When you just wanted one Dairy Milk but it turned into something of a midnight feast:


When you can see someone has read your message an hour ago but they haven't responded yet:



Beloved Great British Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins revealed this week that she has been living with a brain tumour.

The TV personality opened up about the tumour, which thankfully is benign but has prevented her from being able to have children, in the new issue of Good Housekeeping. 

"I’m lucky that it’s benign so it’s not in itself a worrying thing," Sue said of the growth, discovered eight years ago during a health check-up during filming for another TV show.

"Sometimes it’s big and makes me mad, and sometimes it’s small and is in the background. Sometimes it screws up my hormones. I have various tests now to make sure the side effects aren’t too onerous."

Back in 2007, Sue was filming a show called The Supersizers in which she ate foods from different eras, with doctors conducting tests to see how they affected her body. Luckily this meant the tumour was discovered in good time, as the 45-year-old confesses she had been neglecting her healthy in many other ways.

"I was at a point where I was spending so much of my life doing TV that I only found out about my real life through a television procedure. I didn’t have the time to go to the doctor in real life," she admits.

And while the growth on Sue pituitary gland is not life-threatening, the fact that it has affected the production of various reproductive hormones and in turn her fertility has not been easy to digest. Sue admits that it became particularly tough to cope with when her Bake Off co-star Mel Giedroyc became pregnant for the first time.

"When she [Mel] had her first child I thought: this is an experience I won’t have or share. You’ve gone somewhere I can’t go. You think it is going to destroy something, but actually it hasn’t destroyed anything – we have very different lives and different experiences now."

Sue and Mel's friendship spans 27 years. The pair meeting for the first time while studying at Cambridge University and went on to star in the comedy troupe Footlights together.

"I don't know if I would have gone on to have children," Sue admits. "But as soon as someone says you can't have something, you want it more than anything."


He was controversially denied the coveted Star Baker title – despite constructing an INCREDIBLE lion entirely from bread.

However, Great British Bake Off's Paul Jagger, 49, has at least achieved another great honour: he's sparked waves of online memes and tributes which affectionately nod to his delicious show-stopper. 

The prison worker's feline was created using a white bread head, a wholemeal tail, and a body filled with figs and walnuts.

Even the notoriously grumpy Paul Hollywood couldn't help but be blown away: the judge declared the lion to be "one of the best things I've seen in bread – ever!"

Mr Jagger was subsequently given a "special commendation," – with GBBO presenter Sue Perkins explaining that the honour was being bestowed because Mr Hollywood "has never ever in his life seen a bread sculpture as magnificent as that one".

Still, Paul was ultimately pipped to the Star Baker post by rival Ian Cumming – a decision which caused countless viewers to take to the likes of Twitter to vent their frustration. 

With a full six days to go until next week's episode, and in order to pay our respects to Paul's magnificent lion, SHEmazing! has decided to round up the very best online responses to the great Great British Bake Off lion…
















Sue Perkins had taken to her blog to post a letter that described her heartbreak and guilt following a tragic loss.

The 45-year old presenter of The Great British Bake off had penned the tribute to her dog Pickles, a beagle, when he had to be put down. The canine was suffering from cancer and Sue described the guilt she felt at “having you killed.”

Though it has been a year since Sue’s beloved pooch passed away, in recent days the letter has been circulated widely on social media.

“This is NOT a eulogy. Quite frankly Pickle, you don’t deserve one, because, as you are well aware, your behaviour from birth, right up to the end was unequivocally terrible.”

Sue wrote ‘A letter to Pickles’ in January last year and it has been viewed almost 100,000 times.

The comedienne labelled the post with a warning: “this contains graphic scenes of pet adoration.”

She described Pickles as both her best friend and protector. While it does have some light hearted moments, although no innuendos about soggy bottoms, it is also making us feel a lot of feelings.

One reader commented: "I haven't cried this much in years."

While others were able to share in Sue's grief: 

“I didn’t ever believe that something as alive as you could ever succumb to something as ordinary as death… How could you be sick when you ran and jumped and played, day after day?”

Any pet owner can imagine the pain of having to let a long-time companion go and Sue manages to put it into words incredibly well.

Sue hasn’t been put off bringing a new dog into her life though. This time she says she would look into a rescue pet.

Between this and Mary Berry’s spoiler slip-up yesterday, the people of GBBO are just putting us through the emotional wringer. We need to sit down.


*No spoilers here… we promise*

We're only three weeks into Great British Bake Off and we've already had our first clanger, courtesy of Mary Berry. The legendary baker and GBBO judge apparently revealed live on BBC radio who was set to leave the Bake Off tent this evening, forgetting that only two episodes had aired so far. 

Chatting to Chris Evans on Radio 2, Mary got flustered when discussing who had been eliminated. 

When Chris said, "You’ve already lost two," the 80-year-old replied "Wait a minute we’ve already lost three!"

She then went on to list the names of the bakers who'd been kicked off so far, saying, "Marie, ******, and on the first week it was the lovely chap with the little hat on [Stuart]." 

Poor Stu obviously didn't make much of an impression with his beetroot cake in Week One if the judges have already forgotten his name…

Twitter soon went into overdrive with listeners cringing on poor Mary's behalf after what appeared to be one hell of a spoiler.

Well, some cringed. Others were not so sympathetic:

If you REALLY can't wait until tonight to find out who is reportedly leaving (you party pooper), you can find out on Twitter here or here.


While we'd all love to claim we're domestic goddesses in the kitchen, sometimes our baking experiences are less successful than we'd like. And by that we mean, there's usually half a bag of flour in our hair, a strong smell of burning and a batch of biscuits in the bin.

Oh, well. At least all those epic baking fails make for good Instagram posts, right?

Next time you're doubting your baking prowess, you can take some consolation in the fact that you're not the first person to drastically underestimate the need for baking powder, or leave that flourless chocolate cake in the oven just a little TOO long.

Here are a few of our favourite #BakingFails from Instagram, Pinterest and beyond…

1. This poor gal who didn't get her measurements quite right…


So my idea of "golfball size" is a little off… #bakingfail cc: @christinatosi

A photo posted by HSM (@hmuir) on


2. These "cupcakes" that never reached the great heights they were meant to


Not always a successful baker. #notwhatiexpectedtohappen #bakingfail

A photo posted by Melissa Fox (@mmfbooks) on


3. These sloth (we think?) macarons that are making us feel a bit queasy…


Macarons just ain't happening for me.

A photo posted by Audrey (@acheejung) on


4. This novelty birthday cake gone awry


5. This absolute Pinterest disaster


6. And this one…


7. These "baked eggs" that turned out very NSFW indeed


8. And (our favourite)… this Minion cake gone very, very wrong



With the latest series of The Great British Bake Off now upon us (it starts on BBC1 on Wednesday!) our lives are about to get a whole lot sweeter.

Still, while we enjoy very much eating cake – actually making it ourselves can be less than delicious.

Weighing, measuring, folding and separating: in short, baking seems like a lot of hard work.

Fear not, however! We’ve stumbled across the PERFECT solution for the lazy baker: cake in a mug.

A handful of ingredients, a large mug, your microwave – and hey presto! in minutes you’ve whipped up a yummy, moist cake without even a hint of a soggy bottom.

Yes, you will basically be Mary Berry meets Cake Boss… on a good day.

Here, we round up our three absolute favourites for you to try right now.


The classic:

  • 4 tbsp self raising flour
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 medium egg
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Vanilla or almond essence (just a few drops)
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips/nuts/raisins (or all three!)
  1. Use the absolute largest mug you have.
  2. Add the flour, sugar and cocoa powder to the mug and mix with a fork.
  3. Add the egg to the mixture and mix again.
  4. Add all the other ingredients apart from the chocolate chips, nuts or raisins and combine until smooth.
  5. Finally, add the chocolate chips, nuts, and/or raisins.
  6. Depending on the size of your mug, you might want to tip out some excess mix if it looks like it’s going to overflow.
  7. Centre your mug in the middle of the microwave oven and cook on high for 4-5 mins, or until it has stopped rising and is firm to the touch.
  8. Remove and tip onto a plate before devouring.

Oreo chocolate:

  • 30g butter
  • 15g of milk chocolate
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp single cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 3 broken Oreo biscuits – plus one for decoration
  1. Get your giant mug and in it melt the butter with the chocolate in the microwave for 30 to 40 seconds
  2. Beat the mixture until smooth and allow it to cool slightly.
  3. One by one, whisk in the egg, cream, vanilla extract, flour and baking powder.
  4. Add the broken Oreos without stirring too much.
  5. Cook in the microwave for about 90 seconds.
  6. Remove and decorate with the broken Oreo.
  7. Allow to cool for a minute before eating and enjoying.

Peanut butter chocolate:

  • 30g butter
  • 30g of dark chocolate
  • 1½ tsp peanut butter – plus 1 tsp extra
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  1. Get your giant mug and melt the butter with the chocolate in the microwave for 30–40 seconds.
  2. Beat the mixture until smooth, then allow it to cool slightly.
  3. One by one, whisk in the peanut butter, egg, sugar, flour and baking powder.
  4. Cook in the microwave for around 50 seconds.
  5. Push the additional spoonful of peanut butter into the middle and cook for a further 40 seconds.
  6. Allow to cool for one minute before eating.
  7. Repeat as hunger dictates! 



Baking fans, we have good news for you… GBBO is set to return for a sixth series in just two weeks.

Mary, Paul, Sue and Mel will be back with a new cast of aspiring bakers from Wednesday August 5th on BBC One. We love the trailer, featuring Mary Berry as a Sound Of Music-era Julie Andrews:

No news on the contestants has been revealed yet, but they should be announced in the next week or two.

In the meantime, Paul Hollywood has been keeping fans updated with a few sneak peeks inside this year's tent in Welford Park, Berkshire:


Not long now

A photo posted by Paul Hollywood (@bakerhollywood) on


After moving over to BBC One last year, ratings for the series shot up to around 10.4 million per episode, from an average of 7.35 on its previous home, BBC Two. Some might say it was the channel change that made the difference, but last year's series made for pretty gripping viewing, as did the Comic Relief celebrity version earlier this year.

After all, we had #BinGate, where a disgraced Iain threw his Baked Alaska in the bin after someone took it out of the freezer too early…

And adorable Norman getting to grips with delicacies like meringues and…pesto

Plus, who can forget Dame Edna gracefully flinging butter into her bowl?

In fact, any moment involving Dame Edna was downright amazing:

Roll on series 6!



Great British Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins has admitted she is giving Twitter a break after she became the subject of a cruel online bullying campaign.

Sue is currently in India on a filming trip and said she was shocked to discover the awful messages being tweeted from the UK, stemming from rumours she was set to replace Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear.

Jeremy was recently fired from the show after getting into a verbal altercation with a producer in public. In the last week or so, Sue had become the bookies' favourite to replace him, although neither Sue or the BBC had confirmed it.

In fact, Sue denied the rumours completely when a fan asked her if she was indeed in the running to replace Jeremy:

Earlier today the presenter took to social media to express her hurt and anger at the reaction to the idea of a woman presenting Top Gear, and said she had received hundreds of cruel comments including death threats.

"Guys, post the utterly fabricated story about me & Top Gear, my timeline has been full of blokes wishing me dead…" she wrote.

"This morning, someone suggested they'd like to see me burn to death."

Sue then announced that she was quitting Twitter for the foreseeable future, writing, "All of which goes to say that I am off Twitter for a bit. Love and peace x"

Such a horrible and unnecessary situation – we hope Sue returns soon.



Some of the names involved in the Comic Relief version of the Great British Bake Off have been revealed by a source calling the special “absolutely hilarious”.

Filming now and airing in January, the source named Jonathan Ross, Gok Wan and model Abbey Clancy as three of the baking contestants.

While the stars are very entertaining, apparently their baking skills aren't quite as strong as the regular series contestant.

“Jonathan was being a real joker on set. He came out with some tasty double entendres that would make even Mel and Sue blush,” the source told the Mirror.

“Unfortunately, his baking didn't make quite the same impact.”

Gok Wan seems also seems to be having trouble in the tent, with the steely-eyed Paul Hollywood condemning his baking as having “more style than substance”. Not good news for Gok considering he has released a cookbook!

We still have a few episodes of the real Bake Off to go, but it's good to know we wont have to wait too long for our next baking fix.