The Great British Bake Off: Classic kitchen CATASTROPHES!

The Great British Bake Off Sandi Noel Paul and Prue
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To celebrate the return of Channel 4's The Great British Bake Off, we look back at some classic moments including the infamous "Baked Alaska-gate"!

There's not long to go until the heat is on the kitchen again, as Channel 4 have confirmed The Great British Bake Off (opens in new tab) will return on Tuesday 27th August. Hooray!

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So while we wait for further news about this year's contestants - and who might follow in the footsteps of last year's winner, engineering researcher Rahul Mandal - we've been checking out some of our favourite clips of previous kitchen drama...

1. Baked Alaska-gate

Will anything ever top the infamous Baked Alaska-gate of 2014 (aka #BinGate) when contestant Iain Watters angrily threw his melted Baked Alaska in the bin after it was removed from the freezer by rival contestant Diana Beard. Was it sabotage? It became a national debate and the story was covered by BBC One's posh 'ol Newsnight!

2. Broken heart biscuits

The bakers finish decorating their biscuits. But one baker finds herself in trouble. Can she mend her broken heart before the time is up?

3. Iced bun disaster

Mary-Anne has a spot of bother with her jam toppings and time is running out…

4. Chocolate pudding on the floor!

During the final stages of preparation for the sponge pudding challenge, it all gets a bit too much for one baker...

5. Kate's kitchen Clanger!

Things go horribly wrong for Kate and her Bedfordshire Clangers... and she drops her bake. Whoops!

6. John's cooking injury

John cuts himself whilst preparing his strudel dough, but luckily there’s a doctor in the tent. Phew!

Presenters Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig are back on board for Series 10 of The Great British Bake Off, along with judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

The series originally began on BBC Two in 2010 with Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry as judges, and Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc presenting.

It moved to BBC One in 2014 before making a much-publicised move to Channel 4 in 2016.

The Great British Bake Off Returns Tuesday 27th August on Channel 4

Simon Timblick

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters.

Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?

Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!

Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy.

He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.

Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)

And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.