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The Great British Baking Show: The Professionals

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Spin-off has amazing bakes but less charm and warmth.

Great British Baking Show the Professionals TV poster: a close up of a colorful pastry

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Fans of the original Great British Baking Show series will likely be disappointed by this spin-off. While the bakes in The Professionals are spectacular, much of the familiar elements from the original (the tent, the soundtrack, Prue and Paul) are missing. More importantly, the professional chefs bring a much more business-like attitude to the competition. The chefs' buttoned-up attitudes make it harder to become invested in any of the competitors. Without so many of the ingredients that make The Great British Baking Show so lovable, kids may find it hard to differentiate this iteration from some of the other run-of-the-mill baking shows on TV. Fans of the original should instead check out the kids' spin-off, Junior Baking Show, to get more of their sugary baking fix.

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