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Rose Prince: Baking provides 'comfort' to viewers

The final of the Great British Bake Off is broadcast tonight (16 October), where viewers will see the three finalists make a light sponge Chiffon cake.

Many have questioned why the BBC Two programme has been so successful.

Speaking to the Today programme, Rose Prince, of the Daily Telegraph, said: "Aside as being very good television, baking is providing comfort in an uncertain world.

"It's something you can concentrate on and something you can learn, it's an aquisition of skills."

Speaking about all of this year's finalists being male, Ms Prince said: "I don't think that anybody minds at all. They've won completely on merit.

"Many of the [male] cooks I know are quite impatient and quite impassive, which makes for very good cooks."

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