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** [[PerkyGoth Helena Garcia]] from Series 10. Everyone was captivated by her pleasant personality and her unabashed love for all things spooky, creepy and macabre, giving her a unique vibe and aesthetic that no other baker has ever had in the Bake Off. The fact that she and Noel instantly hit it off and had great chemistry together made fans love her even more, and much like with Liam, fans were heartbroken at her elimination.


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* ShockingElimination: Helena's ouster during the roaring 20's week on Series 10. She was middle of the road in the Signature and middle to below Average Showstopper, though Prue did say she thought it did taste okay, but she did win the Technical challenge, making her not be among the worst bakers when taking all three challenges into consideration. The outcry of fans in social media was huge.


* InternetBackdraft: The move from the BBC to Channel 4 upset a lot of fans, especially since the only reason for the move was that the production company got greedy. The potential for ad breaks, product placement and the loss of GBBO's principled rejection of general reality television tropes[[note]]primarily due to the presenters steadfastly refusing to encourage drama in the tent despite producer demands[[/note]] is a worrying sign to many.
** Mel, Sue, and Mary announcing that they wouldn't be making the move out of loyalty to the BBC only compounded the public condemnation of Channel 4 and the production company, as now Bake Off has lost (arguably) the three people involved who contributed most to the show's personality.
** At the time it happened, the 'Bingate' situation caused quite a fervor both on the set and among the viewers. To summarize: During an incredibly hot day, the contestants were asked to make Baked Alaska, which requires ice cream. Due to technical difficulty, there was a shortage of freezers for them all to freeze the ice cream with, leading to confusion when they had to find space for everyone. Contestant Iain put his ice cream into the freezer first, but Diana accidentally left it on the counter when she put hers in, causing it to melt to what was basically soup when there were only five minutes left on the clock. Iain, with hardly any other options, just threw the ice cream away and was eliminated for not having anything to present. The fanbase was in a fury at the unfairness of it all, quite a few thought that Diana's illness for the rest of the season was a cover for her being asked to leave, though it calmed down considerably when Iain himself made it known that he was not angry about the situation.
** People were not too happy when [[TheScrappy Stacey]] was crowned "Star Baker" in the quarter-finals of Season 8.
*** This got worse when [[EnsembleDarkhorse Liam]] was eliminated in the same episode.


* TheScrappy: Ruby of series 4 was not well-received by some audience members. Mainly due to accusations of favouritism from the judges--Paul in particular seemed rarely, if ever, to have a bad word to say about her; she being a gorgeous twentysomething college student who briefly modeled was widely seen as being directly related to this. Mary fawned over her as if she were a favourite grandchild, and Mel basically became her personal motivational coach. Despite all of which she would constantly put herself down regardless, which many saw as annoyingly false modesty after awhile. Others pointed out that, like the other bakers, Ruby was understandably anxious about her bakes coming out right. The fact she won Star Baker three times in addition to making negative tweets towards Paul over his decision to remain in the show after the ChannelHop from BBC Two to Channel 4 (when Mary, Mel and Sue confirmed that they wouldn't return) after her time in the show (which didn't do anything for her to be RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap) didn't help.
** Series 7 winner Candice also proved to be a divisive contestant, not only due to more accusations of [[CreatorsPet favouritism]], but her perfectionist tendencies meant a lot of pursed lips and self-deprecation, which can come off as [[{{Wangst}} pouting and false modesty]]. She came off as passive-aggressive towards the other bakers, pulling spiteful smirks behind their backs whenever they did something wrong, but being petulant about it whenever it happened to her.

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* TheScrappy: Ruby of series 4 was not well-received by some audience members.audiences. Mainly due to accusations of favouritism from the judges--Paul in particular seemed rarely, if ever, to have a bad word to say about her; she being a gorgeous twentysomething college student who briefly modeled was widely seen as being directly related to this. Mary fawned over her as if she were a favourite grandchild, and Mel basically became her personal motivational coach. Despite all of which she would constantly put herself down regardless, which many saw as annoyingly false annoyingly-false modesty after awhile. Others pointed out that, like the other bakers, Ruby was understandably anxious about her bakes coming out right.awhile. The fact she won Star Baker three times in addition to making negative tweets towards Paul over his decision to remain in the show after the ChannelHop from BBC Two to Channel 4 (when Mary, Mel and Sue confirmed that they wouldn't return) after her time in the show (which didn't do anything for her to be RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap) didn't help.
** Series 7 winner Candice also proved to be a divisive contestant, not only due to more accusations of [[CreatorsPet favouritism]], but her perfectionist tendencies meant a lot several cases of pursed lips and self-deprecation, which can come off as Ruby-like [[{{Wangst}} pouting self-depreciation and false modesty]]. She came off as modesty]], near-constant pouting, and smug, immature, and passive-aggressive towards the other bakers, behaviour. It was especially evident with her very frequently pulling spiteful smirks behind their the other bakers' backs whenever they did something wrong, but being childishly petulant about it whenever it anything happened to her.

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* UnexpectedCharacter: Due to the show's enormous popularity, the celebrity charity specials have managed to convince a lot of big names to appear, including Bonnie Wright, Michael Sheen, Teri Hatcher and John Lithgow.


* CrowningMomentOfFunny:
** During the Sweet Dough week of series 3, after Paul gives her a highly dramatic toss-and-slam kneading demonstration, Sarah-Jane rushes over to convince Cathryn to try it. Cue Cathryn's dough ball flying across the tent and onto the floor, amid much hysterical giggling and apologising.
-->'''Sarah-Jane:''' (''rushing to retrieve it'') Look, it's OK, just pick the bits out!
-->'''Cathryn:''' It's got green carpet in it! I'm not serving Mary Berry green carpet!
** During the semi final of series 7, Selasi decides to do Mel and Sue's job.
-->'''Selasi:''' Bakers, two hours left. That's two hours.\\
'''Sue:''' (''charging up in mock-fury, with Mel right behind her'') Are you putting me out of a job, mate? This is all I had.\\
'''Selasi:''' Sorry...\\
'''Sue:''' I was like the Speaking Clock but with puns! That's all I had!\\
'''Mel:''' Do you want us to come and bake for you? Hmm? Because we can do that, you know.
** [[https://www.buzzfeed.com/jasminnahar/a-bake-off-contestant-made-bread-that-looks-like-a-dick?utm_term=.ccyq1GaLNg#.foKrzVLvWN Tom made dick bread and won Star Baker.]]
*** On a similar note: [[https://www.buzzfeed.com/scottybryan/julia-made-a-bake-that-kinda-looked-like-a-penis?utm_term=.rbB2MZLl3#.lg80N93mK Julia's Penis Snail]] from series 8. She also won "Star Baker".
--->'''Paul:''' I like the snail... (''[[{{Corpsing}} corpses]]'')
** During the Tudor Week Signature Challenge in series 7, Selasi is asked about the aromas from his game pie mixtures. He doesn't notice that Sue [[http://aurordream.tumblr.com/post/151721862463/it-took-him-so-long-to-notice stuck rosemary into her nose]] the entire time until he does a DoubleTake.
** Noel attempting to use the hanging teacups at the back of the tent as a makeshift xylophone, inadvertently smashing one of them. He immediately dumps the tools he was using in the sink and legs it off-camera.
** In the dessert week technical challenge of series 8, Yan served her molten cakes in a dick formation for literally no reason.
--->'''Yan:''' If you're going to serve a cake, serve it ''phallic.''


** On Extra Slice the week before the "bingate" episode was broadcast, Jo Brand [[https://relativelylessimportant.tumblr.com/post/140994972678/in-which-jo-brand-appears-to-foreshadow-bingate-on urged viewers who had a baking disaster to take a picture before throwing it in the bin]].

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** On Extra Slice the week before the "bingate" episode was broadcast, Jo Brand [[https://relativelylessimportant.tumblr.com/post/140994972678/in-which-jo-brand-appears-to-foreshadow-bingate-on urged viewers who had a baking disaster to take a picture before throwing it in the bin]]. This may have been deliberate {{Foreshadowing}} as the main series is filmed months in advance, while ''An Extra Slice'' is produced in the week of broadcast.


* HilariousInHindsight: In series 3 Cathryn exclaims that she isn't serving green carpet to Mary Berry (after dropping her dough). Come series 7 and Candice does exactly that.

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In series 3 Cathryn exclaims that she isn't serving green carpet to Mary Berry (after dropping her dough). Come series 7 and Candice does exactly that.


* HilariousInHindsight: In series 3 Cathryn exclaims that she isn't serving green carpet to Mary Berry (after droppign her dough). Come series 7 and Candice does exactly that.

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* HilariousInHindsight: In series 3 Cathryn exclaims that she isn't serving green carpet to Mary Berry (after droppign dropping her dough). Come series 7 and Candice does exactly that.


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** On Extra Slice the week before the "bingate" episode was broadcast, Jo Brand [[https://relativelylessimportant.tumblr.com/post/140994972678/in-which-jo-brand-appears-to-foreshadow-bingate-on urged viewers who had a baking disaster to take a picture before throwing it in the bin]].

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** Due to the nature of the show, there's almost guaranteed to be at least one of these per series. Norman and Richard from Season 5 ([[NeverLiveItDown plus Iain after the infamous Bingate incident]]), and Nadiya from Season 6 (who ended up being the ultimate winner but gained a sizeable fanbase very early on in the season) are probably the biggest other examples.

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** And for that matter, Series 9's "Vegan Week", which even Paul Hollywood seemed to think was ridiculously hard.

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* UncannyValley: Though it definitely saved him from leaving in the first week, quite a few people were disturbed by [[https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/bake-2018s-terry-gave-everyone-13156548 Terry's 3D portrait from Series 9.]]


* TheScrappy: Ruby of series 4 was not well-received by audiences. Mainly due to accusations of favouritism from the judges--Paul in particular seemed rarely, if ever, to have a bad word to say about her; she being a gorgeous twentysomething ex-model was widely seen as being directly related to this. Mary fawned over her as if she were a favourite grandchild, and Mel basically became her personal motivational coach. Despite all of which she would constantly put herself down regardless, which many saw as annoyingly false modesty after awhile. The fact she won Star Baker three times in addition to making negative tweets towards Paul over his decision to remain in the show after the ChannelHop from BBC Two to Channel 4 (when Mary, Mel and Sue confirmed that they wouldn't return) after her time in the show (which didn't do anything for her to be RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap) didn't help.

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* TheScrappy: Ruby of series 4 was not well-received by audiences. some audience members. Mainly due to accusations of favouritism from the judges--Paul in particular seemed rarely, if ever, to have a bad word to say about her; she being a gorgeous twentysomething ex-model college student who briefly modeled was widely seen as being directly related to this. Mary fawned over her as if she were a favourite grandchild, and Mel basically became her personal motivational coach. Despite all of which she would constantly put herself down regardless, which many saw as annoyingly false modesty after awhile. Others pointed out that, like the other bakers, Ruby was understandably anxious about her bakes coming out right. The fact she won Star Baker three times in addition to making negative tweets towards Paul over his decision to remain in the show after the ChannelHop from BBC Two to Channel 4 (when Mary, Mel and Sue confirmed that they wouldn't return) after her time in the show (which didn't do anything for her to be RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap) didn't help.


* HilariousInHindsight: In series 3 Cathryn exclaims that she isn't serving green carpet to Mary Berry. Come series 7 and Candice does exactly that.

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* HilariousInHindsight: In series 3 Cathryn exclaims that she isn't serving green carpet to Mary Berry.Berry (after droppign her dough). Come series 7 and Candice does exactly that.

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* HilariousInHindsight: In series 3 Cathryn exclaims that she isn't serving green carpet to Mary Berry. Come series 7 and Candice does exactly that.
--->'''Mel:''' Who wants to eat some carpet?
--->'''Mary:''' I'll eat a bit of carpet.


** Series 7 winner Candice also proved to be a divisive contestant, not only due to more accusations of [[CreatorsPet favouritism]], but several cases of Ruby-like [[{{Wangst}} self-depreciation and false modesty]], near-constant pouting, and smug, immature, and passive-aggressive behaviour -- especially evident with her frequently pulling spiteful smirks behind the other bakers' backs whenever they did something wrong, but being childishly petulant about it whenever it happened to her.

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** Series 7 winner Candice also proved to be a divisive contestant, not only due to more accusations of [[CreatorsPet favouritism]], but several cases her perfectionist tendencies meant a lot of Ruby-like pursed lips and self-deprecation, which can come off as [[{{Wangst}} self-depreciation pouting and false modesty]], near-constant pouting, and smug, immature, and modesty]]. She came off as passive-aggressive behaviour -- especially evident with her frequently towards the other bakers, pulling spiteful smirks behind the other bakers' their backs whenever they did something wrong, but being childishly petulant about it whenever it happened to her.

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