I dip in and out of GBBO. Don’t mind it if it’s on, but don’t make a special effort to watch it any more.
I did see last night’s and was very surprised how familiar it all felt. Yes I know the formula is the same, but the personnel did a decent job of keeping the same vibe. I thought Pru Leith did an excellent job of replacing Mary Berry. The show will probably succeed on that alone.
I also liked Noel from his previous stuff, but I can see that some more conservative viewers who haven’t seen him before will take a while to get used to him.