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James McAvoy Cleanses Our Hearts With His Great Celebrity Bake Off Appearance

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The world is dark and full of terrors, but James McAvoy’s episode of The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer brought the sunshine.

Professsor Xavier’s episode The Great Celebrity Bake Off aired on Tuesday evening (March 16) and proved once more why we love of a good Scottish man. During the Signature Challenge, the actor made a lemon meringue pie which Prue Leith described as “close to perfection”. Which is already a big deal, but people, including myself, have forgotten that McAvoy used to be a baker!

From sixteen to nineteen he used to work in a bakery and apparently the skills have not gone away in the decades since.

After that he then aced the Technical Challenge with his near-perfect cheesy scones. But the crown jewel came when he was asked to bake a 3D marble cake of themselves in “animal form.” Pulling from His Dark Materials character Lord Asriel, who he plays, he created a snow leopard.

I mean we knew then he was gonna win, and he went on to be crowned Star Baker, beating fellow contestants Kelly Holmes, Anne-Marie, and David Baddiel.

Today there is a lot of darkness and sorrow in the world and seeing this gave me some delight. Not only because McAvoy is one of the most talented working class British actors around, but because Bake Off already brings a quilt of softness over me and now it has a Scottish blend.

I’m sure there is going to be a lot of British/Scottish baker romance fiction in the future and I plan on buying every single one.

(via Digital Spy, image: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

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