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How 'The Great British Bake Off' made reality TV a little more heartwarming

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 11:46am
Updated: Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 4:41pm

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It’s time to talk about “The Great British Bake Off.” The most wholesome, kindest, most heartwarming reality competition show probably of all time.

The BBC show is in its 13th season — or series, as it's called across the pond.

And it became an international hit during the pandemic, when we all needed a warm hug and the show was there for us.

Amanda Kehrberg is a Ph.D. student at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication studying digital culture. She spoke with The Show about “The Great British Bake Off” effect on reality TV.

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