Bake Off: Alan Carr sparks arguments about the perfect cup of tea!

Bake Off: Alan Carr sparks arguments about the perfect cup of tea!
Pic: BBC

Pic: BBC

If you watched last night's Celebrity Bake Off, you might have noticed something distressing: the sight of comedian Alan Carr making a cup of tea. While we're all for a liberal dash of milk, the amount that Alan added to his brew was jaw dropping. Just look!

Pic: BBC

Pic: BBC

It's rather ghostly! Would you accept such a pale cuppa? It sparked quite a debate on Twitter last night.


Alan was part of the 20-strong group of celebrities taking part in this year’s Stand Up To Cancer Great British Bake Off competition. The five-episode series special, which raised money for Cancer Research UK, started in March. Here are all the celebrities to look out for:

Comedian Alan Carr


Most famous for his chat show, Alan Carr Chatty Man and appearances on Live at the Apollo, we can't wait to see how good the 41 year-old comedian is at baking.  


Paralympian Kadeena Cox

The 26-year-old Leeds born paralympian lives with multiple sclerosis and is a gold medal winning track cyclist, but will she be winning gold in the Bake Off tent?


Singer Ella Eyre


Most famous for hits such as Came Here For Love and Waiting All Night, the English singer songwriter is now turning her talents to baking. 


Comedian and actress Aisling Bea

You may recognise Aisling from the recent series Hard Sun but she has also appeared in many panel shows such as Would I Lie To You and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. 


Countdown host Nick Hewer


We loved Nick on the Apprentice and think he's great as the host of Countdown. We cant wait to see what Paul and Prue think of his baking skills! 

Comic Roisin Conatay

You may recognise the Camden born comedian from panel shows such as Have I got News For You and A League Of Their Own but she's also appeared on Live At The Apollo.

Comedian Harry Hill


53 year-old Harry Hill is most famous for his TV Burp and You've Been Framed but did you know he actually has a degree in neurosurgery? Hopefully his steady hands will serve him well at the Bake Off! 

Scottish conservative leader Ruth Davidson

Before her career in politics, 39 year-old Edinburgh born Ruth was a Signaller in the territorial British army!  

Comedian Joe Lycett

The stand-up comedian, presenter and writer has appeared on many panel shows as well as Sunday Brunch and various radio shows. We can't wait to see what he gets up to on Bake Off!

Spandau Ballet's Martin Kemp


Also famous for his role in Eastenders and film roles including The Krays, he more recently has starred in musicals. But will his talents stretch to baking too? 

Actress Teri Hatcher

The American actress is most famous in her role as a Bond girl in Tomorrow Never Dies as well as starring in the popular series, Desperate Housewives. 

Comedian and writer Tim Minchin


The British/Australian comedian, musician and writer is most famous for his 'funny caberet shows' as he calls them, tying his musical talents in with his hilarious jokes. 

Comedian Griff Rhys Jones

The Welsh born presenter is most famous for It'll Be Alright On The Night and more recently, Murder on the Blackpool Express. 

TV presenter Stacy Soloman


Stacey shot to fame after appearing on the 2009 series of the X-Factor where she achieved third place. She then went onto win I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and now presents various TV programmes. 

Diversity dancer Perri Kiely

Famously the member of Diversity who gets thrown around by his dance troupe in various tricks, we wonder if Perri is as good in the kitchen as he is on stage. 

Broadcaster Melanie Sykes


The 47 year-old TV and radio presenter is most famous for presenting chat shows such as Today With Des and Mel and Let's Do Lunch with Gino and Mel. We wonder if Gino gave her any lessons on baking? 

Reality star Jamie Laing

Most famous for playing himself in the reality show, Made in Chelsea which explores the real lives of the rich kids of Chelsea, he is also the heir to McVitie's so surely he'll be a natural baker? 

Comedian Lee Mack

Lancashire born Lee is most famous for starring in his sitcom, Not Going Out but he's also a regular on Would I Lie to You and Duck Quacks Don't Echo. 

Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson


You may recognise him from the Yorkshire Tea advert if you keep your eyes peeled, but Ricky is also famous for his judging role on The Voice UK as well as being the lead singer of Leeds rock band, The Kaiser Chiefs. 

Former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull


You'll know Bill from his various presenting roles on radio and TV, currently presenting Songs of Praise and Classic FM. The much-loved presenter has recently announced the very sad news he is battling prostate cancer himself. 

The first episode which is aired Tuesday 6th March will see celebrities Harry Hill, Martin Kemp, Roisin Conaty and Bill Turnbull be put to the test.  

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