Bake Off contestants fear seagull attack

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 August 2015
Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood

A contestant on the new series of 'Great British Bake Off' has admitted he is worried about an avian invasion on the show

'Great British Bake Off' contestants are worried about being attacked by killer seagulls.

The BBC show - which sees passionate amateur bakers complete against each other - will return to TV screens tonight (05.08.15) but contestant Mat Riley is worried about an avian invasion.

He told the Daily Star: "My main fear would be if a bird flew in through the window. I'm not a fan of birds."

As the show is filmed in a marquee in Berkshire with plenty of openings for birds to get through, he could have to face his fears.

Mat's comments come after a number of recent attacks by seagulls on people have left them with injuries including 66-year-old Sue Atkinson who was left bleeding from a head wound after being dive-bombed by a gull in Cornwall.

Meanwhile, it was recently claimed that BBC Two are planning a professional version of 'The Great British Bake Off' which stars Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

A casting call on the website Chefs In Scotland has revealed the channel's plans to have professional bakers go up against one another in a format similar to that of the hit show.

According to Digital Spy, it reads: "Love Productions - makers of 'The Great British Bake Off' - are launching a brand new TV series for BBC Two.

"We've brought the excitement of amateur homebaking to a wider audience. Now it's time to showcase and celebrate the elite from the world of professional pastry in the UK."

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