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The Great British Baking Show is a beloved fixture of British TV, pulling in an audience of millions each week. Just as iconic is the famous tent that hosts the baking competition. However, conditions inside the marquee can be intense, and a lot of that has to do with the structure itself. And yet, producers keep it as the backdrop for the show regardless – and their reason why may surprise you.

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Now, American viewers have taken to The Great British Baking Show, especially since it was added to Netflix in August 2018. Indeed, many U.S. fans told the BBC in 2019 that they love the show because it’s an escape from reality. For instance, they find it soothing to watch the contestants bake their confections in the midst of a seemingly endless news cycle.

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