The return of the ‘Great British Bake Off’ featured a catastrophic, cake-toppling moment between two contestants

  • "The Great British Bake Off" returned last night and was at its dramatic best as a contestant knocked another's tray of cakes out of their hands and onto the floor.
  • In the technical challenge, the 12 competitors had to make six identical pineapple upside-down cakes, but Dave's were knocked out of his hands when Sura was trying to swat away a fly.
  • One of Dave's cakes survived, so Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith were able to judge him on that attempt.
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Last night's return of "The Great British Bake Off" featured the UK show at its dramatic best, with a disastrous cake-toppling moment between two contestants.

In the technical challenge of the first episode, the contestants were tasked with creating six identical, individual pineapple upside-down cakes.

However, the challenge ended in catastrophe when Sura knocked fellow contestant Dave's cakes out of his hands while they were placing them on the judging table.

Sura appeared to swat at a fly and accidentally struck Dave's cakes, sending them tumbling to the floor. 

Watch the cringeworthy moment below:

Sura could only apologize as the other bakers looked on while Dave walked away, stony-faced. Fans were divided in their reactions to the accident. One person wrote on Twitter: "He still has two left. They only need to taste one.. Accidents happen I think he was just rude!"

Meanwhile, another replied: "Think your bang out of order to criticise his reaction… his bake off could of been over by her clumsiness.. lucky this time thats all… poor bloke!!!"

@hitman131313 defended Sura, though, and placed some of the blame on Dave: "In her defense he came in as she was bent over the table, he might have waited until she cleared the way for him."

But another person clearly didn't see the incident in the same way: "I would've straight up said it's fine, then took her buns put them behind my photo and pushed the squished buns behind hers and said PROBLEM SOLVED FLAPPY ARMS."

However, another fan appreciated how "pure" "Bake Off" is: "Love how all the bakers and presenters supported them both — bake off is so pure!"

It all worked out in the end, though, as one of Dave's cakes survived the fall and Paul and Leith judged his efforts on those two alone.

To add insult to injury, Sura went on to win the challenge. She said: "It's bittersweet because I feel so sad for Dave. I wish it didn't happen to be honest."

Of Dave's cakes, Paul said: "They look quite dark down the side there. Almost burnt. And that's not because it was dropped on the floor. That's because it's been over-caramelised."

"Bake Off" returns to the US on Netflix every Friday starting on September 25 — three days after it airs in the UK.

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