The Great British Bake Off kicked off its eleventh series with a scathing parody of Boris Johnson.
New host Matt Lucas, who has replaced Sandi Toksvig, donned a messy blonde wig and mercilessly mocked the prime minister's daily press briefings.
There was dithering, contradictions ("bake in a tent, but please don't bake in a tent"), and Johnson's current favourite catchphrase ("common sense"). Judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood took on the roles of the government's Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Adviser, while Lucas's co-host Noel Fielding asked an all-important question about scones via Zoom link.
The parody's timing could not have been more perfect: it followed on immediately from a real coronavirus announcement from the prime minister, giving the country the laugh they "needed at that moment".
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