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GBBO fans take double look as they spot similarity between Prue Leith and baker Maggie

The new series of Great British Bake Off started this evening with a new batch of contestants hoping to be crowned the winner.

But, viewers of Channel 4 quickly became distracted by the similarities between Prue Leith and Maggie.

Viewers at home used social media to compare Prue Leith and Maggie.

One viewer tweeted, “Is Maggie Prue’s sister?”, with another saying “Maggie and Prue are the same person.”

“I’m convinced Prue is taking her glasses off between takes and rushing round the table to act as Maggie”, said a third person said on social media.

Judge Paul Hollywood also couldn’t seem to tell the difference during tonight’s episode too, when he accidently called Maggie “Prue” during the first round.



Matt, Prue and Paul with Maggie.
Matt, Prue, Paul and Maggie.

During the showstopper challenge, Paul Hollywood even gave Prue Leith’s glasses to Maggie to wear, in a nod to their similarities.

Maggie and Prue’s similarities are already proving to be a hit with audiences, with one viewer saying on Twitter, “Maggie and Prue is the duo we didn’t know we needed until now.”

Another tweeted, “Oh I love Prue already…I mean Maggie”, while another viewer said, “Maggie and Prue, definitely separated at birth.”



Viewers have said Maggie and Prue are very similar to one another
Viewers have said Maggie and Prue are very similar to one another

Retired midwife and nurse Maggie, 70, is the oldest contestant taking part in the Great British Bake Off this year.

The contestants are: Amanda, Met Police Detective, Psychology student Freya and Chief Engineer Giuseppe. Also, Rochica, Junior HR Business Partner Rochica and Head of Finance Jairzeno. Lizzie is the Car Production Operative.

They are joined by Chigs the Sales Manager, Crystelle the Client Relationship Manager, Software Developer Tom, Shared lives Co-Ordinator George, Jurgen the IT Professional Jurgen.



presenter Matt Lucas (left) with judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood in the first episode of The Great British Bake Off 2020.
Matt Lucas, the presenter, is joined by Prue Leith (left) and Paul Hollywood (right), in the premiere episode of The Great British Bake Off 2020.

The contestant’s bakes will be judged by Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood, with the series hosted once again by Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas.

Great British Bake Off 2020 was won in Edinburgh by Peter, a 20-year-old student. He was the youngest winner of the contest.

The new series of Great British Bake Off airs on Channel 4 at 8pm every Tuesday

GBBO fans take double look as they spot similarity between Prue Leith and baker Maggie
Anurag Reddy
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