It’s quite worrying how quickly we all get attached to the contestants on Great British Bake Off, isn’t it?
Every year, by the first episode, the entire country has people they’re cheering on and people they’re secretly wishing would drop their cakes on the way to the judges’ table.
This year, of course, is no different.
But there is one slightly odd contestant that the internet seems to have fallen in love with – Terry.
What Has Happened to Terry so Far?
Well, it all started in episode 1, biscuit week.
Terry had a pretty disastrous first two rounds, with his now infamous lamb biscuits utterly failing…
forgot how protective i get of the bakers like, fuck, terry i love you and your lamb biscuits, you deserve the world and more #gbbo
— bea (@wxrmth) August 28, 2018
The second round was equally disastrous, but Terry managed to pull it off in the showstopper challenge with a biscuit bake that reminded us slightly of The Silence of the Lambs…
Terry had a big scare in episode 2, too, in cake week – although he still managed to pull through and survive.
#GBBO OMG TERRY LIVES TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY YESSSSS!!!!!😊😊😊
— cameronn (@CameronArbuthn1) September 4, 2018
Why Do People Love Him?
Probably because he has come so close to exiting the show but managed to save himself. We Brits love an underdog and wee Terry is proving to be the little baker that could.
What Are People Saying About Terry?
There are some strong opinions on Terry…
But there are even stronger opinions on his moustache, like these amazing 17 tweets:
1. The Moustache Already Wins
terry’s moustache is already the real winner of this year’s bake off if you ask me x
— greta 🌹 (@theautumnstale) September 4, 2018
2. Cannot Handle the Handlebar
— Rebecca McDaid (@bexx0588) September 4, 2018
3. The Moustache Dropped
— Barnacle Curdlesnoot (@thatscottie) September 4, 2018
4. Terry to Stay… Just Because
— Annie (@Daltonsart) August 28, 2018
5. The Stache is Everything
— Joel Murray (@joelmurray) August 28, 2018
6. Terry or Mr Monopoly?
7. GBBO or Sky Art’s Portrait Artist of the Year?
8. Just Lovely
— Meg✌🏻 (@MegEmilyButler) August 28, 2018
9. If Only We Could Grow it, Too…
— Emily Crawford (@Crawf28) August 28, 2018
10. This Terrible Pun…
11. The Stache Wins
12. Uncle Terry
— Lee Hartill (@LeoH5N1) August 21, 2018
13. The Moustache for Star Baker?
— BETH🦋 (@MissBethTippett) August 28, 2018
14. The Silence of the Lamb Biscuits
— Laura Young (@Laura_Young098) August 28, 2018
15. The Power of the Tash
Already rooting for Terry & his impressive moustache. His lamb biccies may not be the best but I believe in him and for sure think he could redeem himself with the power of the tash! #BakeOff pic.twitter.com/ZWfkFW88nO
— Shannibal Lecter 🌙🔮🦇 (@NerdyGirlShay) August 28, 2018
16. Moustache Terry is His Legal Name
17. Suspect Stache
But, ultimately, people may be realising that the nation’s love affair with Terry may end in tears.
I have a feeling that rooting for Terry is ultimately going to shatter my heart into pieces, but he’s my ride or die, so I’m all in. #GBBO
— Emma Blackery (@emmablackery) August 28, 2018
We’ll still always love Terry, though.
I just adore Terry with all my heart #GBBO
— STANDIDO (@TheRealStandido) September 4, 2018
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