A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Some learning about baking techniques and ingredients.
Be a good sport. Persevere when things don't go as planned. Put in hard work to master a skill.
Positive Role Models
Contestants are all good sports and excellent at what they do.
Host host Liam Charles is Black, judge Cherish Finden is of Asian descent. Contestants are diverse across gender, race, nationality, and body type. Contestants occasionally mention how their heritage influences their food, but it's not a focus.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some mention of romance and relationships.
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Very occasional mild profanity like "damn it," some cursing-adjacent language like "ballsy" and "oh my God."
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Products & Purchases
Chef contestants' restaurant workplaces are shown on camera and talked about, and there are other fleeting mentions of brands and logos.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some recipes include alcohol, and judges sometimes taste an alcoholic beverage.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Great British Baking Show: The Professionals is a spin-off of the beloved amateur baking competition. The show first premiered in 2023 for U.S. audiences, while five seasons of the show (going by the names Bake Off: Creme de la Creme and Bake Off: The Professionals) have aired in the U.K. There's some occasional mild profanity like "damn," as well as some cursing-adjacent language like "ballsy" and "oh my God." Alcohol is used in some bakes, and is sometimes sipped by the judges. There's a bit of promotion, since the professional chefs talk about the restaurants where they work.
Is It Any Good?
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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Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.