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* MarketBasedTitle: In the United States, where it airs on Creator/{{PBS}}, and Canada, where it airs on Creator/{{CBC}}, it's known as ''The Great British Baking Show'' since [[DisneyOwnsThisTrope Pillsbury owns the trademark to the term "Bake-Off"]] in most of North America in connection to its own Pillsbury Bake-Off competition (the domestic versions similarly follow suit). The Pillsbury Bake-Off was, for quite a while, actually aired as a television special although nowadays the winner announcement is shoehorned into one of the daytime lifestyle talk shows.

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* MarketBasedTitle: In the United States, where it airs on Creator/{{PBS}}, and Canada, where it airs on Creator/{{CBC}}, it's known as ''The Great British Baking Show'' (with any mention of the full title being awkwardly edited out) since [[DisneyOwnsThisTrope Pillsbury owns the trademark to the term "Bake-Off"]] in most of North America in connection to its own Pillsbury Bake-Off competition (the domestic versions similarly follow suit). The Pillsbury Bake-Off was, for quite a while, actually aired as a television special although nowadays the winner announcement is shoehorned into one of the daytime lifestyle talk shows.


** Similarly, the Maid of Honours technical challenge in series 10 was very disastrous, with many of the bakes lacking the height necessary of the pastry, and often the structure along with it.

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** Similarly, the The Maid of Honours technical challenge in series 10 was very similarly disastrous, with many all of the bakes lacking contestants failing to get the height necessary of the pastry, and often the or structure along correct. Paul took one look at them and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere walked out of the tent]], albeit jokingly, and Prue warned the top two not to be too pleased with it.themselves.

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** Similarly, the Maid of Honours technical challenge in series 10 was very disastrous, with many of the bakes lacking the height necessary of the pastry, and often the structure along with it.

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** In series 9, during Spice Week's Signature round of baking a ginger cake, one of Kim-Joy's decorations was a quite tiny but impeccably baked and iced gingerbread house, which delighted the judges.

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* FirstNameBasis: Contestants are only ever introduced and referred to by their first names, even on the CompanionShow ''An Extra Slice''.

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* PerkyGoth
** Host Noel Fielding identifies as goth but is friendly and chipper, often joking around while mingling with the contestants.
** Series 10 gives us contestant Helena Garcia. She's jolly and friendly but has a love of the spooky and creepy, stated to live every day like it's Halloween, and enjoys making spooky themed bakes. Noel takes an immediate liking to her and they get along swimmingly.

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** In a series 8 episode, Sandy is goofing around with Stephen, particularly with a shaving-cream-like substance on his bench. Then:
-->'''Sandy:''' What is this, by the way?
-->'''Stephen:''' Um, that's fat, actually.
--> '''Sandy:''' ...''oh''...


** In Series 10's biscuit week, Henry was making a church organ for his biscuit sculpture. Cue a few quips from Sandi commenting on her admiration of his organ.

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** In Series 10's biscuit week, Henry was making a church organ for his biscuit sculpture. Cue a few quips from Sandi commenting on her admiration of his organ.[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything organ]].

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** In Series 10's biscuit week, Henry was making a church organ for his biscuit sculpture. Cue a few quips from Sandi commenting on her admiration of his organ.

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* EndingTheme: In contrast to the upbeat opening theme (which is just titled "The Great British Bake Off"), the usual closing theme is a mellower piece titled "Organic Mix".


As of winter 2017, four seasons of the program are available on Netflix [[note]]under the US name ''The Great British Baking Show'' (as Pillsbury owns a trademark on "Bake-Off" in connection to its own baking competition)[[/note]], as is ''Masterclass'' -- in which Paul and Mary make the different challenge items themselves.

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As of winter 2017, four summer 2019, seven seasons of the program are available on Netflix [[note]]under the US name ''The Great British Baking Show'' (as Pillsbury owns a trademark on "Bake-Off" in connection to its own baking competition)[[/note]], as is ''Masterclass'' -- in which Paul and Mary make the different challenge items themselves.



** For Paul, any basic mistake such as missing an ingredient--as David did in episode four of series 1, when he missed the eggs from the technical challenge (a souffle)--or accidentally substituting salt for sugar (which has actually happened ''twice'' in as many series) means you're automatically out of the competition. The souffle episode in question was framed to make it look as if there was more to it than that, but Paul's anger at the error was completely clear, especially at the end.

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** For Paul, any basic mistake such as missing an ingredient--as David did in episode four of series 1, when he missed the eggs from the technical challenge (a souffle)--or soufflé)--or accidentally substituting salt for sugar (which has actually happened ''twice'' in as many series) means you're automatically out of the competition. The souffle soufflé episode in question was framed to make it look as if there was more to it than that, but Paul's anger at the error was completely clear, especially at the end.



** There is also the excitement contests feel when Paul doles out a handshake for a job particularly well done.

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** There is also the excitement contests contestants feel when Paul doles out a handshake for a job particularly well done.



* EndangeredSouffle: Averted in series 6 when the contestants are asked to make a chocolate souffle. A couple had their problems, but none of them collapsed before being judged.

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* EndangeredSouffle: Averted in series 6 when the contestants are asked to make a chocolate souffle.soufflé. A couple had their problems, but none of them collapsed before being judged.


--->'''Luis:''' I'm okay with today's task. It's a sponge base and ice cream, so [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong what can possibly go wrong?]] ''[[[CantBelieveISaidThat giggles nervously]]]''\\

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--->'''Luis:''' --->'''Jordan:''' I'm okay with today's task. It's a sponge base and ice cream, so [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong what can possibly go wrong?]] ''[[[CantBelieveISaidThat giggles nervously]]]''\\

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* SpringtimeForHitler: In the celebrity edition, James Acaster was making waves out of meringue and decided to cover them in a salt as a joke, so they would "taste like the ocean". He was very surprised when Prue and Paul decided salted meringue was in fact delicious.


* JokeCharacter: Several participants in the celebrity editions have produced outright disasters worse than anything ever seen on the main show, although it is rare for anyone to completely fail in all three rounds; James Acaster from the second Stand Up to Cancer special may have come closest, having described his flapjacks as the result of "a breakdown" and only managing to produce one cream horn instead of six in the technical challenge.

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* JokeCharacter: Several participants in the celebrity editions have produced outright disasters worse than anything ever seen on the main show, although it is rare for anyone to completely fail in all three rounds; rounds (they will usually all manage to produce something passable in the showstopper, likely because they practised that one more); James Acaster from the second Stand Up to Cancer special may have come closest, having described his flapjacks as the result of "a breakdown" and only managing to produce one cream horn instead of six in the technical challenge.

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* JokeCharacter: Several participants in the celebrity editions have produced outright disasters worse than anything ever seen on the main show, although it is rare for anyone to completely fail in all three rounds; James Acaster from the second Stand Up to Cancer special may have come closest, having described his flapjacks as the result of "a breakdown" and only managing to produce one cream horn instead of six in the technical challenge.

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