The Great British Bake Off continued on Channel 4 on Tuesday as the bakers took part in German Week and hosts Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding offered their own German accents
Image: CHANNEL 4)
The persistent use of fake German accents occurred despite the presence of contestant Jurgen, 56, who took part in the activities this week.
Jurgen moved to the UK 18 years ago after growing up in the Black Forest, Germany.
During the episode, contestants took part in German Week as they had to bake dishes traditionally found or originating in Germany.
Some viewers took to social media to take umbrage with the use of the accents from Noel and Matt in the episode.
A different fan of the show wrote: “Not enjoying the faux German accent on #GBBO ”.
Meanwhile, another viewer tweeted: “How difficult would it have been to have done some research into how to say “you have 15 minutes left” in German, rather than this outdated ‘allo allo’ mock accent. Genuinely disappointing choice from Channel 4 here. #GBBO ”.
Elsewhere, another person wrote: “Putting on a fake German accent for German week isn’t funny. #GBBO ”.
However, some people felt viewers would be overreacting if they took offence, with one noting: “Imagine all the karen’s who are gonna complain about Matt Lucas doing the German accent [laughing emoji]”.
Finally, one Great British Bake Off fan concluded: “I find the whole ‘immitating’ German speech / accent all the time just downright distasteful.”
*The Great British Bake Off continues on Tuesdays from 8pm on Channel 4 with previous episodes available on catch-up on All4.
What did you think of German Week on The Great British Bake Off? Let us know in the comments below.