Why so much surprise at the fact that blokes can bake?

Mo Farrah after missing out on a gold medal
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Tuesday nights are certainly a lot quieter now that the Great British Bake Off has come to an end.

But why so much fuss about the fact that all three finalists were male?

Take a look at the UK’s top chefs and the men far outweigh the women.

And none of those appearing on this year’s show were tasked with making twee cupcakes or coffee morning staples such as Victoria sponges – some of the stuff they were concocting wouldn’t have looked out of place on the shelves of a French patisserie.

It turns out that all you really need to be a top baker is a grand ambition and a super-strong right arm for manual whisking.

Perfect bloke territory then.