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Great British Bake Off viewers are left unimpressed with Matt Lucas imitating a German accent 

‘Would this be allowed if it were another nationality?’ Great British Bake Off viewers are left unimpressed with Matt Lucas imitating a German accent


Great British Bake Off viewers have taken to social media to express their distaste at Matt Lucas imitating a German accent.

It was German Week on Tuesday’s episode which saw the contestants bake dishes originating from Germany.

But some viewers were left unimpressed with co-host Matt’s accent, particularly as contestant Jurgen, 56, is German. 

Not happy: Great British Bake Off viewers have taken to social media to express their distaste at Matt Lucas imitating a German accent

One viewer wrote: ‘Can someone tell Matt Lucas that his German accent is not funny’.

Another wrote: ‘Starting to find the mock German accent both irritating and inappropriate. Would this be allowed if it were another nationality?’

Another said: ‘Putting on a false German accent for German week isn’t funny.’

One viewer added: ‘How difficult would it have been to have done some research into how you say “you have 15 minutes left” in German, rather than this outdated “allo allo” mock accent. Genuinely disappointing choice from Channel 4 here.’ 

Unimpressed: Some viewers were left unimpressed with co-host Matt's accent, particularly as contestant Jurgen, 56, is German

Unimpressed: Some viewers were left unimpressed with co-host Matt’s accent, particularly as contestant Jurgen, 56, is German

Challenge: It was German Week on Tuesday's episode which saw the contestants bake dishes originating from Germany

Challenge: It was German Week on Tuesday’s episode which saw the contestants bake dishes originating from Germany

Another wrote: ‘Jurgen half-heartedly laughing at Matt Lucas’ German accent is a metaphor for EU-British relations’. 

The episode proved to be a disaster for Freya as she became the latest person to be eliminated from the tent on Tuesday.

In a shock for viewers and contestants, Italian baker Giuseppe was crowned star baker, beating off stiff competition from Jürgen – who was heavily tipped to come out on top. 

After Matt announced Freya’s fate, the 19-year-old, who is the show’s first ever vegan baker, burst into tears and was comforted by her fellow contestants.

One viewer wrote: 'Starting to find the mock German accent both irritating and inappropriate. Would this be allowed if it were another nationality?'

One viewer wrote: ‘Starting to find the mock German accent both irritating and inappropriate. Would this be allowed if it were another nationality?’

This week, the remaining bakers were tasked with impressing the judges with their tasty German bakes, with the first round signature challenge seeing them asked to make 24 German biscuits. 

While the technical challenge proved a difficult one for all as they had to whip up an eight-layered Prince Regent chocolate cake (prinzregententorte).

But it was the final showstopper challenge in which they had to make yeast leavened cake that saw Freya come unstuck with Paul and Prue calling her wine-soaked fruity cake ‘doughy’ and ‘under-baked’, with too much dough compared to topping. 

Following her exit, Yorkshire native Freya said that taking part was the ‘best experience of my life’, before saying how proud she was of her achievements due to her ‘lack of experience’ with baking.

While Paul also remarked that as someone so young and with the extra difficult task of producing vegan bakes, she should be proud to have made it to week five, noting that she did an amazing job.

Farewell: Great British Bake Off's first ever German week proved to be a disaster for Freya as she became the latest person to be eliminated from the tent

Farewell: Great British Bake Off’s first ever German week proved to be a disaster for Freya as she became the latest person to be eliminated from the tent

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