The first episode of the Great British Bake Off is missing this key thing

As we near the end of August and start to look towards autumn, it can only mean one thing - the return of the Great British Bake Off.

An annual TV event, this year's series begins on Tuesday 28th August - and will see the return of judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood, and presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding.

And while for the most part, this years episodes are the same as ever - the first episode is actually missing one rather famous GBBO ingredient.

According to the Evening Standard, the inaugral instalment of GBBO will not contain any innuendos, something that has become synonymous with the show ever since it started.

Since the first episode of Bake Off aired all those years ago on the BBC, fans have been left in hysterics over the use of terms such as 'soggy bottoms' and 'hot baps' - when it comes to the contestant's cooking, of course.

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Veteran judge Paul Hollywood however suggested that there won't be as much of the cheeky comments this series, with none appearing in the first episode.

He said, “I think innuendo is funny. I suppose it's been part of Bake Off for a few years, but it's not the be-all and end-all in Bake Off.

However, Paul did hint at perhaps an innuendo spin-off show, where fans of the programme could catch up on the tounge-in-cheek gags.

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The chef suggested, "Maybe we should do an outtakes thing after 11pm.”

Fellow judge Prue Leith however reassured fans that they won't be missing entirely from the show.

She said, “No one tries to cook them up. They just happen. Don’t worry, you’ll get some.”

The show's bosses also reassured fans that there would still be plenty of hilarious skits from presenters Sandi and Noel, with the Evening Standard revealing that the opening of the first episode will see the pair poke fun at Prue's social media faux pas last year, when she accidently tweeted the winner of the show before the finale episode.

This year's contestants will include a 30-year-old research scientist Rahul, 60-year-old sampling assistant Karen, and countryside recreation officer Imelda, 33.

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So will you be tuning in to the show this year?

Amy Hunt
Amy Hunt

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