Bake Off fans rage as Paul Hollywood rips off Mary Berry’s saucy catchphrase
Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood has come under fire from fans of the show for stealing Mary Berry's famous catchphrase.
The 53 year-old star and his co-judge Prue Leith were discussing Maids of Honour, puffy pastries filled with lemon curd and cheese, when Paul used the phrase "soggy bottom."
It's usually attributed to former show judge Mary Berry , who drew giggles every time she used it.
"Curd tarts then?" Paul asked
Prue replied: "They're called Maids of Honour, Richmond Maids of Honour."
Gesturing with a knife, she shows off the different layers of her tasty treats. Prue adds that bakers have to make a perfect Tudor rose on top with a stencil.
Paul observed: "You're challenging the bakers on making the curd, but also the pastry, which can be tricky."
Prue continued: "I want to see the layers of pastry, and you do need to bake it blind…"
Paul interjected: "Or you'll get a soggy bottom!"
"Exactly, Paul!" Prue cried.
Fans took to social media to vent their frustration that Paul had stolen the phrase away from fan favourite Mary.
One wrote: "Also how DARE Paul say 'soggy bottom' LONG LIVE THE QUEEN @missmaryberry #GBBO."
Another scolded: "You can't say 'soggy bottom' anymore. Not since our Mary left…#GBBO."
A third raged: "no Paul you don't get to say soggy bottom!! That's Mary's line!!"
Other fans were distraught at the result of last night's show, which saw contestant Phil sent home over other bakers who suffered some serious disasters.
Some even think the show is fixed.
One claimed: "Total fix and disgrace sending Phil home. Done for viewing figures not baking. Come back BBC."
Other are calling for an overhaul, and for a points system to take root in the contest.
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