GBBO viewers were NOT happy with the awkward Mary Berry joke last night 2 years ago

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.

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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.

After the judges complimented his bake, host Sandi Toksvig asked if they could "read another fortune."

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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.

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Plenty of viewers appreciated the nod to Mary, with one person saying their "Bake Off has been made" by the reference.

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Others, however, were far less impressed.

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The comedian was joined by BBC Breakfast’s Bill Turnbull, Roisin Conaty, and actor Martin Kemp in the first instalment of the celebrity series.