Bake Off Ofcom complaints soar to 339 after Matt Lucas mocked Boris Johnson in show opener

BAKE OFF'S controversial show opener that saw host Matt Lucas mock PM Boris Johnson has now sparked 339 Ofcom complaints.

It's an overnight rise of 139 as viewers continue to voice their upset over the comedy skit.

The Little Britain star, 46, performed a pitch-perfect parody of Borisat the start of Tuesday's show – moments after the PM addressed the nation for real.

An Ofcom spokesperson said: "We are assessing these complaints against our broadcasting rules, but are yet to decide whether or not to investigate."

Matt roped in co-host Noel Fielding and judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith as he mocked government U-turns.

Wearing a blonde wig, Matt told viewers: "If you must bake in a tent, bake in a tent. But please don't bake in a tent.

"And we are asking people to use common sense with regards to the distribution of hundreds and thousands."

He stood behind a lectern bearing a caked-up version of one of the government's early coronavirus slogans, reading: "Stay alert, protect cake, save loaves."

While some have complained, lots of other viewers were delighted with the skit, with one calling it the "perfect opening" to the long-awaited series.

Another wrote: "Opening with a parody of the #covidbriefing that aired immediately before is peak 2020.

The skit saw 'Boris' taking questions from Noel Fielding, referring to him as "the lady in the funky dress".

The Bake Off host, 47, asked the correct way to pronounce 'scone'.

Matt's Prime Minister then turned to his experts, "Professor Paul" and "Prue Whitty" who were standing at lecterns on either side of him.

The Great British Bake Off continues on Tuesday, September 29 at 8pm on Channel 4.

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