Great British Bake Off viewers fume over 'weird' sound blunder during biscuit week

The Great British Bake Off viewers were left fuming after complaining they couldn’t hear the programme properly because of its poor sound quality.

In the second episode of the new series, fans took to Twitter to complain that volume levels were so low they had no idea what was going on – and there weren’t even any subtitles to help them out.

One fan vented: “When you have to have the TV on full volume to watch #GBBO the sound quality is poor and there are no subtitles!”

Another said: “the person in charge of editing the sound of this episode of #GBBO got their levels wrong – can’t get the right volume on the television.”

© Mark Bourdillon/Love Productions Paul, Prue, Noel and Matt.

While a third tweeted: “I just wish as a deaf person I could be watching #gbbo with everyone else. No subtitles, bad sound, sad me.”

The criticism comes after thousands of viewers around the UK were left with blank screens as Channel 4, 5, 4Music and More4 went off-air.

It came as Red Bee Media, who play out the channels and adverts, was reportedly evacuating its West London White City transmission centre.

© Mark Bourdillon Prue Leith

Channel 4’s official Twitter page confirmed that it was suffering from technical issues and that they were “hoping to restore them as quickly as possible”.

Bake Off’s sound criticism appeared to be aimed at Noel and Matt’s voice-overs however one fan joked: “Thing is with the sound, the voiceovers are quiet but I can hear Prue eat like a monster.”

In what will be another blow for the channel, output froze just minutes before the show started.

© Channel 4 Great British Bake Off

Fans were notably distressed with one warning: “Channel 4 has frozen again during the adverts. 15 minutes to Bake Off.”

However another stayed calm and carried replying: “It’s nature’s way of telling you to go and put the kettle on and fetch the biscuits.”

Speaking of biscuits, the bakers were put through their paces by Prue and Paul who tasked the gang with perfecting brandy snaps, jammy dodgers and epic 3D gingerbread toys.

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