Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, judges for  Great British Bake Off, the semi-final of which is on BBC One tonight at 8pm

Tonight’s the night – it’s semi-final time for the four remaining Great British Bake Off contestants and it’s patisserie week, so expect lots of drama(...)

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Baker and Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood, pictured in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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Cookery writer Biddy White Lennon, one of two judges on The Great Irish Bake Off, which begins on TV3 tonight

Like anything chocolate (in our opinion), The Great Irish Bake Off, which begins on TV3 at 9pm tonight, can’t really go wrong. The Great Britis(...)

The judges and contestants: Bridget Harney, Daire Begley, Stephen Chisholm, Aoife Nic Aonghusa, Barbara Dolan, Jarek Orlowski, Paul Kelly, Anna Nolan, Biddy White-Lennon, Will De Korte, Oonagh Barrett, Tom Walton, Maryanne Dalton, Steve Twydell and Laura Carroll
Watch out for soggy bottoms

There’s a scene from The Great Irish Bake Off, which starts tomorrow night on TV3, that perfectly encapsulates the appeal of a programme that has enjo(...)