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On your mark, get set, BAKE! Netflix‘s The Great British Baking Show is returning quickly for Season 14, however it’s taking a extra “conventional” strategy to challenges following final season’s “Mexican Week” controversy.

Series EP Kieran Smith addressed the adjustments in an interview with The Guardian, wherein he mentioned, “I maintain my palms as much as the cooking criticism and the theme weeks.”

He continued, “we didn’t wish to offend anybody however the world has modified and the joke fell flat. We’re not doing any nationwide themes this 12 months. We’re going very conventional. We’re doing all of the common weeks: truffles, biscuits, bread, patisserie, chocolate, plus social gathering truffles is a brand new theme.”

He additionally teased, “no spoilers, but it surely options challenges [he] assume[s] viewers will love.”

The sequence was put under fire after an episode that aired final October titled “Mexican Week,” wherein contestants have been tasked with making conventional Mexican dishes together with pan dulce, tacos and tres leches cake.

The episode included hosts Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding donning sombreros and serapes, whereas partaking in a bit — that didn’t go over nicely with followers — wherein Lucas mentioned, “I don’t really feel like we must always make Mexican jokes as a result of individuals will get upset.”

“What, not even Juan?” Lucas replied.

Fielding mentioned, “Not even Juan.”

According to People, sequence choose Prue Leith defended the present to The New Yorker

final October, explaining that “there would have been completely no intention to offend.”

“That’s not the spirit of the present,” she added.

Official cast photo of Prue Leith, Noel Fielding, Alison Hammond, and Paul Hollywood in 'The Great British Baking Show'
Photo: Channel 4/Love Productions, through Instagram

Come Season 14, Paul Hollywood will reprise his place as co-judge with Leith, and Fielding will return to host alongside new judge Alison Hammond, who advised The Guardian that the present “felt like this was one thing [she] was at all times meant to do.”

“I simply knew it in my coronary heart,” Hammond mentioned. “I felt somewhat bit sick, I wished it so badly. When I came upon I’d acquired it, I used to be correct excited. Genuinely couldn’t wait to get began. Matt [Lucas] despatched me luck voice observe, which was actually beautiful.”

The Great British Baking Show returns to the U.Ok. on Sept. 12. A U.S. launch date has not but been introduced, however the present will possible land on Netflix not lengthy after it premieres throughout the pond. Watch the Season 14 teaser trailer above.

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