The Great British Bake-Off
The new batch of bakers vying for the coveted Bake Off trophy BBC

The Great British Bake Off delighted viewers with its return to BBC1 with its seventh series on Wednesday night (24 August) and many took to Twitter to get stuck in with the debate, comments and analysis.

While the world may be in turmoil, the humble tent in Berkshire brought the nation together as loyal fans noticed Mary Berry's more voluminous 'do and Paul Hollywood's extra slice of 'silver fox' about him which accentuated the gleeful glint in his eye. Above all, contestant Lee was the first one to get the boot. D'aw.

People also chimed in on who their favourites to win the series are, with one of many Twitter users citing Salasi as a potential crown holder: "Salasi is from initial impression a contender to win #GBBO". Who knew?

But amid all of the joy regarding GBBO's comeback, there were a fair few baking disasters, tears, tantrums and more innuendos than we've had hot croissants in the past year. From hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins sex toy joke in the first few minutes to everyone constantly saying the word "moist" – the first episode wasn't exactly coy.

Gogglebox couple Steph and Dom even claimed they were playing a GBBO innuendo drinking game, telling their Twitter followers: "Anyone else playing #GBBO innuendo drinking games? Or just us? #ChinChin", while another user wrote: "Best #gbbo innuendo so far- "I like the flavour of the cox" haha #GreatBritishBakeOff".

There was also mixed opinion on whether Lee should have been the first one to go. The Reverend was sent home, much to some viewers surprise, with one user writing: "Just saw my Bake Off sweepstake pick, Lee, was booted off last night. Sigh... #GBBO" as another even suggested the show was fixed, claiming: "Lee was so cute can't believe it #GBBO is fixed".

Disaster struck as 31-year-old PE teacher, Candice, failed to get her Genoese cakes to rise and hurled them at the wall of the Bake Off tent in disgust, complaining: "They're like rubber," much to viewers' amusement. One viewer wrote: "Right - I'm putting it out there, officially supporting Candice on #gbbo this year."

Tom, who works for the Royal Society of Arts, was left with a soggy cake mixture after he failed to mix in the flour properly. Starting from scratch again he said: "Bits of it were soufflé, other bits were pancake."

All in all, we predict that many of the contestants will crumble under the pressure and we're in for a whole load of drama over the next few weeks. The Great British Bake Off continues next Wednesday at 8pm on BBC1.