Last night the bafflingly popular cake-making competition Great British Bake Off returned to BBC One to lull the nation into a sugary trance for the next 12 weeks. We’re still getting to know this year’s prospective amateur bakers, but one – Tom – seemed to remind viewers of a certain indie hero.
According to Twitter, he’s a doppelganger for Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig.
what's ezra koenig doing in gbbo
— ????? (@lauraamcglynn) August 24, 2016
i just realised why i find tom attractive and it's purely because he slightly resembles ezra koenig #GBBO
— Passion (@passionpitt) August 24, 2016
It wasn’t just Ezra that viewers saw a resemblance to.
tom looks like a mix between ezra koenig from vampire weekend and the canadian prime minister lmao #GBBO
— ☆ (@moira_pitt) August 24, 2016
Tom reminds me of a mix between Ezra Koenig and Joaquin Phoenix #GBBO
— Finnian (@finnhoff_) August 24, 2016
And fellow amateur baker Andrew drew comparisons to comeback kid King Krule.
Whether he’s going to plan a tribute cake to Ezra is yet to be seen – we’re hoping for a Diplomat’s Bun, a California English Muffin, or perhaps a Coffee and Walcott Cake – but if he does, let’s hope it turns out slightly better than these disastrous rock star cakes.