Hot Guy Friday: James McAvoy was a star baker on the ‘Great British Bake-Off’

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Every year, there’s huge British celebrity involvement in their Stand Up to Cancer events and programming. There have been hilarious skits performed over the years, often with A-listers and well-known TV programs allowing the charity event to “borrow” their format. For this year’s SU2C programming, they’re borrowing the Great British Bake-Off tent and using celebrity contestants. Contestants like… Mr. James McAvoy, the Hot Scottish Muffin. What was charming about this is that McAvoy took it seriously and he was actually baking his stuff and being evaluated – in real time, like on the show – by Paul Hollywood and all of the judges. Here are the clips GBBO posted:

Is there anything hotter than a good-looking Scottish bloke who knows his way around the GBBO kitchen? Just the fact that he could follow a recipe was enough for me, but the fact that Paul Hollywood was so impressed with James’ cooking skills took me over the edge. I love all of it! More celebrity bakers! This shouldn’t just be a one-time charity thing, they should really do an all-celebrity season and have the proceeds go to charity or something. It would be a massive success.

Photos courtesy of GBBO’s social media and James McAvoy’s IG.

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  1. Anony83 says:

    I think they do this every year for Stand Up to Cancer but, unfortunately, the episodes never get carried by any American network/streaming site (though I’m open to being wrong about that because there are a few I’d love to watch).

    The glass tweet made me laugh out loud for real though.

    • Killfanora says:

      Anony83….yep, we do it every year here in the UK. It’s always hilarious as most performers don’t know their way around a kitchen but good-naturedly give it a go anyway….and you can guess how often that ends disasterish!
      The thing that most impressed me about James McEvoy was that he cleaned as he went along still cracking jokes as he did so. Such a turn on…🥰

  2. Ana Maria says:

    when did he get so hot??

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      He always has been! He may be small, but he has BDE.

    • Myra says:

      My thoughts exactly. I’ve never considered him good looking, but ageing seems to be working in his favour.

    • Snazzy says:

      He was super charming too. We got the episode where I am, and it was fun to watch. Everyone was charmed by him – it was fun to see. And yes SO HOT

    • Emm says:

      I am with you all and I think it’s that infuriating thing that happens to some men when they get older, they just get more handsome and distinguished? I never thought he was ugly when he was younger but he wasn’t even on my radar really. Now though, that gray hair and the facial hair, what in the world! He is so handsome in these!

    • a reader says:

      Girl I felt the same way after I saw those gifs and clips.

      Like…. why is the gif of him wiping that bowl doing things to me????

      He’s SMOKIN’ HOT.

    • Freddy says:

      OMG!! I thought the same thing!! The salt and pepper is really working!!

  3. Lily P says:

    I love GBBO, always provides a much needed oasis and naturally gets my sugar cravings going!

    • Esmom says:

      I just discovered it a couple weeks ago! I’ve watched seasons 7 and 8 so far, trying to savor it. I even checked out Paul Hollywood’s book from the library but the measurements are all in British/European, lol.

      Pru and Paul seemed rather enamored of him, too! And Matt, and the other celebs. Lol.

      • iconoclast59 says:

        You should weigh all your ingredients for baking — at least, that’s what the experts say. Nearly all digital kitchen scales these days have a button to switch from US to metric measurements.

  4. Jem says:

    We get celeb bake off joy every year in the UK. This episode was a definite highlight!

  5. LightPurple says:

    I need to taste that lemon merengue pie.

  6. Esmom says:

    HOT GUY FRIDAY IS BACK?! How long has it been? I gotta say, this is a fine entry. Bravo.

    I saw this on Twitter the other day and people were swooning, hard.

  7. Becks1 says:

    I love GBBO and I love James McAvoy, wish we could see the whole episode here!

  8. Ariel says:

    That is sexy.

  9. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    Hot Guy Friday is back???!!!! And James McAvoy? You have made my day, Kaiser. It was a lonnnnnng hiatus. Many thanks!

  10. ME says:

    This guy is one of the best actors out there.

    Also, I love GBBO. We also have a Canadian version of it which is really good as well.

    • Traveler says:

      I love the GBBO and just recently discovered the Canadian version and love it too! I’m watching the current season when the episodes get released on youtube in order to watch in USA. I especially loved the Canadian version when David Levy and Julia Chan (?) were co-hosts in the first two seasons.

  11. (The OG) Jan90067 says:

    YAY! Hot Guy Friday is back!

    That accent will do it for me every time lol. British, Scottish, Irish, Italian, French…it goes on and on… 😄

    I believe the GBBO does stream. I’ve seen it on BritBox, and I *think* it was on Netflix before (could be misremembering).

  12. emmy says:

    Hot Guy Friday! Missed it so much.

    A guy who can bake …. the best.

  13. Amanda Bennett says:

    What an incredible way to bring back HGF. Brilliant.

  14. Sue Denim says:

    I needed this today, thank you…Yum on so many levels…

    • AMA1977 says:

      Me tooooo!!! It has been A Day, capping off A Week (and really, we are all still having A YEAR, so…) and GBBS has been my soul balm. I am re-watching the entire series on Netflix, it’s just so joyful and lovely. And THIS was a wonderful, wonderful little Hot Guy Entremet of delight. Thank you so much! It made me smile and I sent it to my mom, who is also working her way through GBBS (and appreciates an attractive fella with an accent…SWOON!)

  15. Scal says:

    The stand up to cancer episodes are q mini series! 4 episodes this year!

  16. emu says:

    ooh yummy!

  17. K says:

    I can’t decide which dessert I want first. A hot Scot baking cakes!? Happy Friday.

  18. Katie says:

    Ahh thanks for this

  19. Molly Fulton says:

    It feels a bit wet….yes, James, it does.

  20. JK says:

    I didn’t find him particularly hot until I saw his kiss scenes in movies like Atonement and Penelope. Now I think he’s the best kisser on screen! Always memorable.

  21. NYC_Girl says:

    I was having a sh*t day until I saw this- I love him and really believe hearing a hot Scottish
    man discuss anything makes life better. I obviously have not been getting out much since him wiping that bowl is bringing on a hot flash 😊
    Pru would agree!

  22. McAvoyMyGuy says:

    Penelope is such a gem of a film and McAvoy is such that I looked up other films with him after I saw him in it.

  23. Deering24 says:

    “Victor Frankenstein” was one lame remake, but McAvoy, Andrew Scott, and Daniel Radcliffe was one smokin’ trifecta of HGF. And Mark Gaitiss was also in De Houzz. 😈😎🤪