The Great British Bake Off is a baking competition, where Britain’s top amatuer bakers compete to be crowned Britain’s Star Baker. Their baking skills and techniques are put to the test each week, where they must bake a certain type of cake or pastry, or use a particular baking technique.
A panel of judges taste and critique the bakers efforts, then decide who will be eliminated each week. In every episod, contestants are faced with three challenges; a signature bake, technical challenge, and showstopper challenge. After baking, one contestant is named ‘Star Baker of the Week’ and another is eliminated. The fight to make it through each elimination is no piece of cake!
The interest in this baking competition is said to have reinvigorated interest in baking in Britain, leaving viewers drooling over the scores of delicious bakes each week. Naturally, Great British Bake Off betting has become the icing on the cake for this competition, similarl to the growth in betting on other popular television series, like X Factor betting.
Betting on the Great British Bake Off has grown from just betting on who will win, to betting on all sorts of extra special markets. With more than 10 million viewers tuning in to the Great British Bake Off Final, betting sites take 10s of 1000s of bets on the popular baking TV series. Here's how you can bet on the Great British Bake Off:
The Great British Bake Off 2018 began on Tuesday, August 28 with 12 contestants. The early betting favourites were 30-year-old research scientist Rahul Mandal, 29-year-old project manager Ruby Bhogal, and French 26-year-old Manon Lagreve, the youngest baker in the Bake Off tent.
Through Cake Week, Bread, Desserts, Spice, Pastry, and the first-ever GBBO Vegan Week, that trio have excelled, all winning Star Baker prizes, Rahul twice! But the likes of Belgium-born Kim-Joy and 33-year-old Briony Williams have really upped their games lately, Briony winning her first Star Baker with an Alice in Wonderland pie on Pastry Week, and Kim-Joy becoming the second two-time Star Baker in the latest episode - winning Vegan Week.
So who is left?
It can be hard to tell at the start of the competition who has the potential to make it all the way. The Great British Bake Off odds are calculated by the bookmakers, who do so by deciding who they think has the star baker quality. In the first episode of the series viewers get the first glimpse of how the bakers handle the heat in the kitchen.
There is always a couple of stand out bakers in the first episode who impress the judges with their baking skills. Typically, those contestants will be the favourites with the bookmakers. Although, the favourites can often change through the first few weeks of the competition.
The baker who is saved from the bottom two in the elimination tends to have the bigger odds. Although, don’t be fooled by the first bake off, as the star baker that week could be the next to be whisked out of the competition.
It is always a good idea to have a betting strategy in place before you decide who you want to place your bet on. After you have gone through the Great British Bake Off odds, and know who are the favourites with the bookies, you have two options:
Bookmakers often have some more quirky bets for the show, such as the First Baking Innuendos, that entertain the Great British Bake Off punters - look out for those at the best online betting sites. Great British Bake Off betting will bring lots of excitement to many punters for the next series, so make sure to get bets in early in the competition to get the best odds. If it's not your slice of cake, you can find other television series betting guides in our specials betting section.
The Great British Bake Off has been bringing baking to the masses since 2010. It began on the BBC and moved to Channel 4 for Series 8 in 2017. It is often known simply as 'Bake Off' or 'GBBO', and is the brainchild of producer Anna Beattie
Beattie was inspired by classic English village fête baking competitions and American 'bake-offs' friends had described. It took her four years to sell the show to the BBC, and now on Channel 4 it attracts more than 10 million viewers for its showcase finale, and has won three BAFTAs.
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