Last night, The Mighty Boosh star Noel Fielding made his debut as one half of the presenting team on the Great British Bake Off. Fielding and co-host Sandi Toksvig were brought in to replace Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins after the program made the move to Channel 4 this year. Earlier this month it was revealed that We know it was Kasabian’s Serge to encouraged him to take the role, but how well did Fielding survive in his first episode as presenter? Here’s what his fans (and a couple of haters) had to say about his performance.
It was only a matter of time before The Mighty Boosh references rolled in:
— David Boddison (@boddison) August 29, 2017
— LoopethFandango (@LeighLoopeth) August 29, 2017
Others were distracted by Noel Fielding saying ‘Moist’:
Bake off wasn't too bad last night, we need more content like Noel Fielding saying he looks forward to moist clutch though
— ☆𝔩𝔬𝔠𝔞𝔩 𝔤𝔞𝔯𝔩𝔦𝔠 𝔟𝔦𝔱𝔠𝔥☆ (@eleanordawson97) August 30, 2017
I heard that the new #GGBO didn't have as much innuendo and then Noel Fielding said moist clutch and I died.
— Kate Preston (@ktweeden) August 30, 2017
— Harriet Gibbons (@hazgibbo) August 29, 2017
Fielding’s haircut reignited some teenage passion:
— Sammy (@ThirdPlaceBtn) August 29, 2017
Watched Bake Off this morning, teenage crush on Noel Fielding will never truly leave me 🖤
— sarah ☁️ (@bigcloudwife) August 30, 2017
Can't believe I was working till 10 first episode of the bake off. Noel fielding has been my number 1 dreamboat since I was 13
— Hayley Irving (@H_irving) August 29, 2017
Noel Fielding is my beautiful sweet little goth everyone please let him settle into GBBO 🖤
— Georgia ☃️ (@Georgieeax) August 30, 2017
And triggered new lust from new fans:
Half an hour into watching bake off and I've somehow developed a weird crush on Noel fielding, ok cool ??
— Nicky 🌞 (@nicklick_) August 29, 2017
But not everyone was on board with his “emo face”:
Proper can't be arsed seeing that Noel Fielding's emo face for the rest of this Bake off series
— Iram Kamal (@IramKamaI) August 29, 2017
Noel Fielding hosting the Bake Off is like crossing Toy Story with Edward Scissorhands
— Andy ❗️❕❗️❕ (@andyymckechnie) August 30, 2017
Someone who watched bake off tell me if Noel Fielding was like the goth son of the other presenters
— Charlie (@Charrrlie94) August 29, 2017
Some fans thought he might have been putting on an “impress the parents” voice:
Noel fielding on bake off reminds me of when you meet your girlfriends parents for the 1st time and want to seem normal
— Danny Ikhwan-mccabe (@IkhwanDanny) August 30, 2017
Noel Fielding has the manner of a teenager trying really hard to act sober in front of his parents despite smelling of Hooch and Lynx #GBBO
— Fact-Check Chords (@SmallTownBrows) August 29, 2017
Noel Fielding on #GBBO is like seeing your mate who's always off their head at their day job at the bank trying to act professional.
— Jonathan Guy (@JonnySomething) August 29, 2017
He triggered some major shirt envy:
— Just Sooz (@just_sooz) August 29, 2017
My #GBBO scores.
1. Noel Fielding
2. Noel Fielding's shirt
3. The watermelon cake
— Miss Lesley 🐝🌿#VoteLabour #JC4PM2019. (@StryderBourke) August 30, 2017
Basically I love corvids and Noel Fielding and suddenly Noel Fielding appears in a raven covered shirt on a show about cake?! HELLO.
— Lois (@Lois_RK) August 29, 2017
— Jordan Emily Brown (@hellomissjordan) August 29, 2017
But at least he didn’t burn in the sunny tent atmosphere:
— Michael Kelly (@mjkkelly1973) August 29, 2017