Celebrity Bake Off: Louis Theroux makes GBBO with Paul Hollywood

Louis Theroux managed to make Great British Bake Off historyas the show’s celebrity specials made a triumphant return to TV.

The documentary filmmaker proved to be a formidable opponentin the tent as his competitive nature got the best of him during a bake-offbetween Jenny Éclair, Ovie Soko and Russell Howard.

First challenge – the signature bake – saw the team take onthe challenge of creating a giant cookie.

Louis opted to make his pizza inspired, with the chocolatechip cookie base topped with a raspberry icing, grated white chocolate and chocolate‘olive’ drops.

He was pretty smug about the way it came out, and he hadevery right to be – landing a Hollywood Handshake, a Prue palm and a Noel… alsohandshake. Basically he got three handshakes.

‘I got three handshakes! That’s never happened before onBake Off,’ Louis beamed, being joined only by Jenny, who got one handshake.


To be fair, it was a little sneaky – with him taking Prue’s hand for a shake after she was actually opposing Paul’s thoughts.

‘Why am I shaking your hand?! I don’t agree!!,’ Prue protested. But what’s done is done.

Even Noel was first to say his handshake meant nothing too, but you have to take the wins in life as you get them.

After a signature challenge of a mille-feuille, and a chouxpastry finale showstopper, the winner wasn’t announced – and spoiler alert: itwasn’t Louis.

Russell Howard seemingly came in last place, admitting hestruggled in the challenges because he was so tired and ended up in tears athome at the end of the day.

He performed so poorly that Prue wouldn’t eat hismille-feuille at all, because it was underbaked to the point of being raw.

But it was Jenny and Louis who were seemingly tent rivals – andJenny emerged victorious.

Ahead of the win, Louis announced: ‘She’s the consummatehustler. She’s probably got a chain of her own baking shops called Jenny’sEclairs.’  

Celebrity Great British Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer continuesTuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.

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