Fans of The Great British Bake Off will have to wait an extra day to get their fix from the famous tent.
The much-loved channel 4 show usually airs at 8pm on Tuesdays, but football coverage will take its spot next week. Instead, the fourth episode of the programme will return on Wednesday, 18 October at the same time.
In Bake Off's place, England's football match against Italy in the Euro 2024 qualifier will air from 7pm.
Viewers took to X, formerly Twitter, to show their anger at the schedule change. "Yep. Outrageous. Should be: "The football has been moved to Wednesday to accommodate the #GBBO"!" on wrote. Another penned, "Stupid football," while a third added, "Boo football."
The show will eventually return to our screens with Chocolate Week, and the Signature Challenge will see the bakers make a torte. The remaining contestants will then take on a tricky Technical Challenge involving cheesecakes, before the Showstopper Challenge tests their ability to construct a chocolate box.
Noel Fielding and his new co-presenter Alison Hammond will be on hand to provide the laughs, while judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith have to decide who will be next to leave.
Last week's show saw Abbi sent home, after she struggled to impress during the competition's famous Bread Week. Talking about her experience upon finding out she'd be leaving the programme, the baker from Cumbria said, "I knew it was coming and you know what I am really proud of myself. I never thought I would be able to do this, it has given me such a massive confidence boost and I have met such amazing people."
Meanwhile, baker Tasha, the programme's first deaf contestant, gained the Star Baker title for the second week in a row – despite admitting at the start of the show that she had "bread dread". “You understand bread, and I like that,” "breadmaster" Paul Hollywood gushed after she presented the judges with a flawless showstopper. Prue added, “You are one hell of a bread baker.”
Bake Off kicked off for its 14th series in September, with a new face joining the presenting team. Alison Hammond replaced former host comedian Matt Lucas and the This Morning favourite recently joked she'd "put on a stone after eating all the cakes" on the show. Noel returned for his seventh year in the tent, while Paul and Prue have also judged together since the former BBC show moved to Channel 4 in 2017.
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