When you’re not enjoying a great game of 90-ball, 80-ball, or 75-ball bingo, we’re sure many of you like to relax by sitting back and watching a good TV show. One of the most popular series we’ve all been watching has been The Great British Bakeoff – a show which came into our living rooms back in 2010, featuring amateur bakers trying to impress the professional judges.
To celebrate the return of the baking-themed show to our TV screens this summer (on Tuesdays nights from 20th August 2013 onwards), the Telegraph online have decided to throw a few ingredients of their own into the mix and offer the viewing public the chance to play The Great British Bake Off Bingo. It’s yet another sign that bingo’s not just for the older generation, and earlier in the year, another national newspaper came up with the idea of a bingo-themed game to coincide with the Eurovision Song Contest.
The Great British Bake Off Bingo card requires avid viewers to watch out for certain events occurring on the weekly shows, and then cross them off their cards accordingly. Just some of the hilarious events (which are typical features that appear on the programme) are “Family Recipes Goes Wrong”, the term “Beautifully Moist”, “Ambitious Baking Experiment”, “Someone Flirts with Paul”, and “Contestant Peers into Oven.” Just like a real bingo card, there are also ‘free’ spots, and you’ll need to cross off all twelve events to shout “HOUSE!” triumphantly at your telly. Sadly, there’s no prizes to be won, as the likelihood of all events occurring is rather high and – of course – it’s all just a bit of fun. However, knowing how much our bingo-loving readers enjoy a bit of card dabbing, we thought it may well give you something to giggle about on Tuesday nights when you’re taking a break from your favourite online gaming site.
The third series of The Great British Bake Off attracted a massive 6,000,000 regular viewers, and has fast become a national institution. We’ve seen amateur bakers going through the heartache of “soggy bottoms” to the highs of producing perfect pithiviers, all under the scrutiny of the eagle-eyed judges – Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.
As our nation seems to love tea and cakes almost as much as it loves bingo, we love the idea of throwing the two worlds together and seeing how it tastes! Will you be joining in and playing?