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Matt Lucas’ hilarious Boris Johnson impression has been hailed the ‘best Bake Off opening ever’

Last night’s episode was hilarious!

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Last night saw the launch of this year’s Great British Bake Off, and fans are calling new presenter Matt Lucas’ opening ‘genuis’. 

The debut of the show kicked off with the Little Britain star mimicking Boris Johnson’s coronavirus briefings that we’ve all come to know (but definitely not love) very well. 

Lucas has replaced Sandi Toksvig as co-presenter for the Channel 4 show, alongside Noel Fielding.

Kicking off with the first scene, Lucas is shown wearing a blonde wig and standing at a podium with the slogan: “Stay Alert, Bake Cake, Save Loaves.”

Fans were worried earlier on on Tuesday as they would have to decide between Boris or Bake Off, as Boris’ briefing was scheduled for the exact same time.

Luckily, Bake Off was postponed for 15 minutes.

Lucas began, stumbling over his words, saying ‘Good evening, let’s get straight to it.’

He continued: “We are now approaching phase 46 which means that from Tuesday morning or Wednesday evening, depending on your height, we are saying, with regards to baking, that if you must bake in a tent, bake in a tent, but please don’t bake in a tent…”

Lucas added: “We are asking people to use common sense with regards to the distribution of the hundreds and thousands.”

The clip then panned to Noel, video-linked in to ask a very important and pressing question, ‘is it scone or scone?’

Pru and Paul then both answer, with completely different pronunciations, leaving everyone just as confused as ever. 

Fans have been howling over the skit ever since. One user wrote: “I could watch Matt Lucas doing Boris Johnson impersonations for the rest of 2020. In fact, it may be the only thing that gets me through 2020.”

Another added: “I can’t listen to Boris Johnson now without visualising Matt Lucas”

That’s not the only part of the show that has had viewers in stitches.

In what is being hailed the ‘silliest showstopper’ yet fans had to immortalise their heroes in sponge cake.

The tent quickly became a budget Madame Tussauds, complete with a mouthless Bob Marley, a neckless Freddie Mercury plus an inflated David Bowie. 

One Twitter user wrote: “I didn’t think 2020 could get any worse until someone baked a Louis Theroux cake”

Another, speaking of Freddie’s head, said: “Not the hero we deserved but the hero we needed”.

I already can’t wait for next week! 

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Educating Greater Manchester is returning to our TV screens for a brand new series

Can’t wait for this!!

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There’s a brand new series of Educating Greater Manchester to be released this year.

After a huge success, the award-winning TV show returns to life at Harrop Fold School in Little Hulton.

It’s the first time the programme is heading back to the same school more than once, having already visited them back in 2017.

The previous episodes of Education Greater Manchester were scrapped from TV listings in the wake of allegations of ‘off-rolling’ against headmaster Drew Povey, who eventually resigned.

Later that year Harrop Fold was placed in ‘special measures’ by Ofsted, convincing Channel 4 to pull the plug on the series.

Since then Educating North West has been off our screens, however, series 6 has been confirmed and the crew are heading back to Little Hulton.

The new series will air November the 3rd on Channel 4, all episodes will also be available to watch on All4.

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GMB sparks debate that 70s film Grease is actually really sexist

Not everyone agrees…

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Good Morning Britain posed the question this morning ‘Is Grease sexist?’ and viewers are pretty fuming.

It comes after Olivia Newton-John brushed off claims that the film is sexist in the wake of the Me Too movement.

The legend that played Frenchie in the 70s movie, Didi Conn appeared on GMB alongside singer Susanne Shaw and journalist Olivia Petter who claims the film is sexist.

Olivia Petter argues that the film implies Sandy needed to ‘change who she is in order to be accepted’.

Speaking to The Guardian, Oliva Newton-John denies the claims saying: “It’s a story from the Fifties where things were different. Everyone forgets that, at the end, he changes for her, too. There’s nothing deep in there about the #MeToo movement.”

On GMB, Oliva Petter explained that the big reveal scene at the end of the film which shows Sandy matching Danny’s rock and roll leather style, is ‘the only reason why she does that big transformation…is to please a man,’

People have taken to Twitter to express their opinions. One wrote: “I’ve heard it all now. @GMB actually arguing that a Grease is a sexist film. Stop the world, I want to get off,”

Another added: “I actually can’t believe this Grease debate is even happening.”

A third said, “Honestly the most ridiculous debate- have you all forgot that Danny changed himself at the end too, or is that ok??”

A fourth one said ‘Grease is iconic, loved by generations’.

What do you think? 

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Nicola Adams makes history on this year’s Strictly as the first same-sex couple

Fans loved it!

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Fans left speechless as she took stage on the BBC dance show on Saturday night.

The inspirational Nicola Adams became the first female amateur boxer to with an Olympic gold medal at London 2012 as well as becoming double Olympic champion following her second gold medal win in Rio 2016.

Not just that, she’s the first boxer in history to retain an Olympic title.

Now, making history again as she partners up with Katya Jones on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing to become the first same sex couple to ever be on the show.

In a previous interview, Nicola said “I’m a huge fan of the show and am thrilled to be part of something that holds such a special place in so many hearts.”

“I also wanted to thank the BBC for supporting me and making me the first ever all female-pairing; and it’s amazing to be a part of the movement for change, diversity and breaking boundaries in the entertainment industry.”

The judges were astounded by the pair and described their performance as ‘an absolutely joyful ray of sunshine’, leaving some viewers close to tears.

“Just had a little cry about how loudly and proudly herself Nicola Adams is and what a brilliant pairing this is,” said one viewer on Twitter.

Another fan said “Tonight Strictly taught us so much. There was cheer, innovation, safety, hope, sparkle and Nicola Adams. Thank you for making my little girls dance again. Hats off to every one of you @bbcstrictly.”

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