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Great British Bake Off 2020: Paul Hollywood defends setting ‘cruel’ ice cream cake challenge on hot day

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Great British Bake Off’s Paul Hollywood defended asking contestants to make an ice cream cake on one of the hottest days of the year.

In scenes that aired tonight, the bakers entered 80s Week and were tasked with creating an ice cream cake in four and a half hours inside a boiling hot tent, thanks to scorching summer temperatures.

Many viewers hit out at Paul and Prue Leith for setting the challenge, branding it ‘unfair’ and ‘beyond stressful’.

‘How can you expect them to make an ice cream cake during a frigging heatwave!’ demanded one.

Echoing a similar sentiment, another added: ‘Ice cream cakes in extreme heat is borderline cruelty.’

The difficult challenge didn’t go unnoticed by presenter Matt Lucas either, who told the judges: ‘Well done to you guys, for choosing an ice cream cake challenge on one of the hottest days of the year.’

Paul Hollywood defended the difficult showstopper round (Picture: Channel 4)

But Paul defended the task and hit back at Matt’s remark.

‘We didn’t know that,’ he quipped. ‘Did we? We didn’t know that.’




Many of the bakers struggled to battle the heat during tonight’s tricky showstopper, but none more than Laura, whose ice cream cake melted.

Despite her kitchen nightmare, Laura wasn’t sent home packing, and instead, the Lottie was eliminated from the competition.

Great British Bake Off continues on Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.

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