Mel and sue on Bake Off 2016 so far…

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what do you think of the bak­ers this year, ladies?

Mel: They’re a very, very nice bunch. So sup­port­ive of each other. We hope they don’t stay too sup­port­ive… Sue: … as that makes our job a bit de­funct! They don’t need us when they’re so gelled. It’s when the

cracks show they need us most.

did you just say cracks?

Sue: Oh, stop. The hard­est thing is rest­ing dou­ble en­ten­dres af­ter six years. Now we go for the sin­gle en­ten­dre, there’s no nu­ance.

Mel: I’ve started re­cy­cling mine.

How’s your own bak­ing this year?

Mel: For the first time I’ve ac­tu­ally done some! I made a pineap­ple up­side-down sponge, which was a bit of a hit with the crew. And Sue showed me how to make soda bread. Sue: I ab­so­lutely love mak­ing bread. It’s an amaz­ing thing to get into – fun and a stress-re­liever.

what fan­tasy showstopper would you bake for the judges?

Mel: I’d recre­ate the Leather­head Leisure Cen­tre – to in­clude choco­late, bis­cuit and dried cher­ries. Sue: Some­thing based on Paul’s ego – so it would have to be some­thing very big – then I’d do­nate it to a worth­while cause.

You taste cake for 10 weeks. do you need to go on a detox?

Mel: Nah. I go mad in the last few episodes as I worry I might not see cake for a while. Sue: Cake detox doesn’t work for me at all. I eat a light cov­er­age of cakes through­out the year so my body doesn’t go into cake break­down. Then it’s ready ev­ery April for when we start film­ing.

it’s fair to say the judges would beat you in a bak­ing con­test. what would you beat them at?

Sue: Pub­lic nu­dity. I ex­cel at it.

Mel: Net­ball. No – whist. We’ve been play­ing in the green room and I reckon we could beat Mary and Paul hands down.

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