SA Bake Off fails to rise after TV flop

2015-10-07 07:16

Cape Town – Viewers were left disappointed on Tuesday night when the Great South African Bake Off was a no-show on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174).

The 20:00-slot was instead filled with a Great British Bake Off Masterclass episode.

BBC South Africa was left red in the face when a technical glitch spoiled their highly publicised premiere. 

Minutes after the show was set to premiere the channel took to their Twitter account to inform viewers of the error and to apologise:

Frustrated fans fumed on Twitter and were quick to show their dismay:

In an official statement issued on Tuesday night the channel apologised to viewers for the inconvenience caused.

"Due to recent upgrades to the content delivery system, the first episode of The Great South African Bake Off was not processed as it should have been, which resulted in the first episode not going to air. We appreciate how disappointing this is for our viewers and sincerely apologise."

Episode 1 of The Great South African Bake Off will now be shown on Thursday, 8th October 2015 at 20:00 on DStv channel 174.

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