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OldGriswold said:I was wearing my bald move shirt at the birth of my son. Does that count?
As a UK watcher, I can confirm that the GBBO is a Big Hit here. When channel 4 won the hosting rights from the BBC, Mary, Sue and Mel chose not to change channels and have been given other shows to host by the BBC. Lots of fans (me and my family included) thought it was going to be disastrous to change the hosts and we all believed (incorrectly) that the running length of the show would be cut(to fit in adverts). The hosts have done their best to fill the void left by the former presenters and Channel 4 took the extraordinary step of awarding it a prime time 1hour 15 minute slot (not the usual hour) so no content would be cut.
We have also had Christmas specials (with former competitors) and a series of Cancer charity fundraisers (featuring celebrities.. One of the best, who won their episode was Terri Hatcher..She CAN really bake!!) So we have seen quite a lot of the newer hosts and are all really used to them and have grown fond of them it is Channel 4s highest rated shows and continues to grow its audience.
The second Season with Paul, Pru, Sandi and Noel started just this week here in the UK. It started with a great 'in-joke' about Pru and her misuse of Twitter last season so they are showing a great line in British self deprecating humour. The Bakers were all great again.. And that's the main thing, I can't wait to see how they get on this year!
Blow The Bloody Doors off Meaning... In the UK (where Butcher is supposed to be from) this expression is commonly used now. It derives from Michael Caines character in 'The Italian Job'. As he observes the smouldering wreckage of a security van (they were trying to break into, using dynamite) he shouts 'You were just supposed to blow the bloody doors off!'... now this expression is used whenever an action has far greater (even catastrophic) repercussions than was intended... which just about sums up The Boys!