GBBO viewers were NOT happy with the awkward Mary Berry joke last night
The Great British Bake Off returned last night for a very special cause.
The beloved baking series aired the first of its Stand Up To Cancer episodes on Tuesday, which proved to (almost) be a huge hit with viewers.
But there was one moment in particular that people weren't a huge fan of - and it involves Mary Berry.
The GBBO legend left the series alongside Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc after opting not to move from the BBC to Channel 4.
She got a shout out on the series this week when Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith judged Harry Hill's cupcakes, each of which contained a message hidden inside.
— Ryan Love (@RyanJL) March 6, 2018
After the judges complimented his bake, host Sandi Toksvig asked if they could "read another fortune."
She opened up and burst into laughter as she read what was written.
When asked by Paul what it said, she replied:
"A copy of Mary Berry's birth certificate."
And while everyone on the show laughed at the quip, people watching at home didn't find it as amusing.
Plenty of viewers appreciated the nod to Mary, with one person saying their "Bake Off has been made" by the reference.
Like that Bake Off now has the confidence to do Mary Berry jokes now that the BBC/C4 fighting has CALMED DOWN A BIT #GBBO
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) March 6, 2018
— Reece 🤪 (@Rico_HStrati) March 6, 2018
MARY BERRY WAS MENTIONED! My bake off has been made #GBBO
— sappho (@lesbianshirts) March 6, 2018
Others, however, were far less impressed.
Did they just take the p**s our of Mary Berry? #celebritybakeoff
— sue whittaker (@suewhittaker1) March 6, 2018
Jokes about Mary Berry's age on GBBO just aren't funny
— Amber #wearamask (@reallyreally_) March 6, 2018
#GBBO cracking jokes about Mary Berry on channel 4 ... how dare they🌚😂 .. poor Mary
— ✨Georgie✨ (@g_leigh1) March 6, 2018
Hmm didn't like the Mary Berry mockery on #GBBO tonight. Joking about how old she is, bit disrespectful
— Rebecca Black (@RBlackPA) March 6, 2018
The comedian was joined by BBC Breakfast’s Bill Turnbull, Roisin Conaty, and actor Martin Kemp in the first instalment of the celebrity series.