Since The Great British Bake Off moved to Channel 4 from its original home on the BBC, fans have been weary to grow close to the new judges and hosts on the beloved reality competition series.
But a RuPaul’s Drag Race joke is a good way to warm up to viewers, judging from the reaction to the show’s latest episode.
It was Bread Week on The Great British Bake Off and when it came time for new hosts Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig to unveil the technical challenge to the set of bakers, they asked judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith to leave the tent.
“It’s alright, they’re going drag racing,” joked Fielding.
“It’s the ’Prue-Paul Drag Race,'” added Toksvig.
“That is the pun to end all puns,” noted Fielding as the bakers laughed at her witty wordplay.
Not only were the bakers impressed with the pun, but judging from Twitter, the viewers at home also love a good Drag Race joke:
— Lizzie Simpkin (@lizziesimpkin) September 12, 2017
A RuPaul's Drag Race reference on Great British Bake Off, can we ask for more?
— Auntie JoJo (@JoeMcCollBrown) September 12, 2017
— The Dancing Queen (@its_taypass) September 12, 2017
a reference to rupauls drag race within pun on the great british bake off? tv has peaked
— hana (@mythiquement) September 12, 2017
I love the great British bake off more because they just made a Ru Paul Drag race reference ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/qhLpTzrPlH
— boy (@mermaidrituals) September 12, 2017
A RuPaul's Drag Race pun on Great British Bake Off – my life is complete
— LUCY (@LucyJFleetwood) September 12, 2017
Great British Bake Off just made a Ru Paul's Drag Race pun. Today is good.
— Ellen Stephenson (@weirdfacegirl) September 12, 2017
i had a dream there was a new reality tv show that was a cross btw drag race and great british bake off
— lawney (@hexprism) September 1, 2017
— Rebecca (@_rdynes) September 12, 2017
Maybe they'll continue the drag race references and have Flo return Shangela style. Halleloo. #gbbo
— Gowans (@tootsdeville) September 12, 2017
Gag! We absolutely 'loaf' it! https://t.co/FazQAhBjPA
— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) September 12, 2017
— British Bake Off (@BritishBakeOff) September 12, 2017
MY PARENTS DIDNT GET THE PRUE PAUL DRAG RACE PUN I AM DISAPPOINTED IN MY FAMILY #GBBO
— Alex (Smiffy) (@Tragic_Alex) September 12, 2017
We knead this Drag Race/Great British Bake Off crossover to happen ASAP.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9: RuVealed airs Thursdays at 8/7c on Logo.