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A chin-wag with James Acaster

Comedian James is used to performing in front of an unforgiving audience, but will that prepare him for baking for Paul and Prue? 

Can you bake?

No, I cannot.

Who do you want to impress the most? Paul or Prue?

Prue. She’s the real deal.

Who’s your biggest competition?

[Russell] Tovey.

Have you had any baking disasters?

No, and I don’t intend to start in the tent.

What’s your strength in your baking?

Belief in myself.

Are you more likely to get a Hollywood Handshake or a Soggy Bottom?

Hollywood Handshake. Multiple.

Why are you supporting Stand Up to Cancer?

Because we will all be affected by cancer in life and encouraging people to bake is cool.

How do you feel about the technical challenge? Are you good under pressure?

I’ll be fine as long as it’s easy. I’m great under pressure.

Are you a traditionalist or do you like experimenting with food?

Experiment always.

If you were a baked good, what would you be?

Jam-filled donut. Soft on the outside. Softer on the inside.