It was a difficult night for any viewers watching Doctor Foster rooting for Team Gemma - i.e. the entire audience, all six million of them. By the close they must have been struggling to feel good about it or her - or themselves. Even her staunchest supporter was probably considering defecting to the side of her ex-husband (Team Slimeball, or Team Simon as he called it), or contacting Parminster Social Services to save her son Tom from both of them.
After three episodes sponging off the BBC’s ingredients for success, Channel 4 finally came up with a new idea for The Great British Bake Off, or rather its first good one. ‘Caramel Week’ was certainly an improvement on other contributions: adding 15 minutes’ worth of adverts or Noel Fielding being zany (claiming he was ‘part wasp’, eating flowers etc). It was just a shame the theme didn’t work out that well – for the contestants or one of the judges.
The country is becoming obsessed with Doctor Foster all over again. Even the mighty Great British Bake Off crumbled in their Showstopper Challenge to whip up the best ratings for last Tuesday’s debuts. 6.3 million viewers made an appointment to see the appealing but unhinged GP on her return to Parminster, leaving Paul Hollywood with a decidedly soggy bottom. (An unattractive image I know. He needs to go to the doctor.) The Doctor Foster phenomenon is strange though.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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