The new version of Great British Bake Off may be finally winning over viewers, and it’s done it with a Drag Race pun.
That wouldn’t have happened on the BBC.
With new judge Prue Leith joining original Paul Hollywood, along new hosts Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig, the show now airs on Channel 4.
The pun came on Bread Week, and the hosts were unveiling the technical challenge to the new crop of bakers.
— British Bake Off (@BritishBakeOff) September 12, 2017
Asking Hollywood and Leith to leave the tent so they can judge the round blind, they started joking what they were getting up to while they were baking.
‘It’s alright, they’re going drag racing,’ joked Fielding.
‘It’s the “Prue-Paul Drag Race”, added Toksvig.
‘That is the pun to end all puns,’ Fielding laughed.
The viewers definitely appreciated the joke.
A RuPaul's Drag Race reference on Great British Bake Off, can we ask for more?
— Auntie JoJo (@JoeMcCollBrown) September 12, 2017
I love the great British bake off more because they just made a Ru Paul Drag race reference ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/qhLpTzrPlH
— boy (@mermaidrituals) September 12, 2017
MY PARENTS DIDNT GET THE PRUE PAUL DRAG RACE PUN I AM DISAPPOINTED IN MY FAMILY #GBBO
— ❄⛄A(nge)lex⛄❄ (@Tragic_Alex) September 12, 2017
— Paul (@ATargaryenKing) September 12, 2017
— Rylan Clark-Neal (@Rylan) September 12, 2017
— amber (@AmberRance) September 12, 2017
— Jamie Hough (@jmehough) September 12, 2017
— emmieeee. (@Emma_Arr) September 12, 2017
PRU PAUL DRAG RACE! So long Mel and Sue, Sandi and Noel just won everyone over. #gbbo
— Ben Hewis (@benhewis) September 12, 2017
We knead this Drag Race/Great British Bake Off crossover to happen ASAP.