LOUIS Theroux had Great Celebrity Bake Off viewers in hysterics when he thrusted into the air during the Stand Up To Cancer special.
The documentary maker, 49, gripped the edge of the table and began gyrating as a sort of “intimidation” tactic against his competitors at the start of Tuesday night’s episode.
Louis Theroux had Great Celebrity Bake Off fans in stitches by thrusting into the air
When Love Island’s Ovie Soko started doing some simple limbering up exercises, Louis decided to take things one further.
As he thrusted repeatedly, comedian Jenny Eclair scolded: “Don’t do that! No thrusting in the kitchen.”
Fellow comedian Russell Howard burst out laughing as Louis stared at him intensely while making the hip action.
“It’s very intimidating,” Russell remarked.
He started thrusting after Ovie Soko decided to do some lunges
Jenny Eclair scolded: “Don’t thrust in the kitchen!”
Russell Howard joked that it was “intimidating”
He went on: “He’s eyeballing me. He’s thrusted at me.”
Louis’ antics didn’t go unnoticed by viewers at home, who called him a “national treasure”.
“Ten seconds in and I already know Louis Theroux is the best booking this show has ever had,” one fan wrote.
Another added: “Louis Theroux on #GBBO is everything I didn’t know I needed today…”
A third posted: “Louis Theroux is a national treasure #bakeoff.”
me 30 seconds in to #GBBO seeing louis pic.twitter.com/w83zJ1iu3X
— 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗲 (@c_harliekw) March 10, 2020
10 seconds in and I already know Louis Theroux is the best booking this show has ever had #bakeoff #gbbo
— Josh Lawlor (@joshualawlor) March 10, 2020
Louis Theroux on bake off is all I ever needed in my life but just didn't know it until now. Swoon.#bakeoff #louistheroux
— KayRL (@KayRL7) March 10, 2020
Louis Theroux on #GBBO is everything I didn't know I needed today… pic.twitter.com/W1jTGSAMRy
— Charli (@CharliAndrews_) March 10, 2020
Elsewhere, Louis pulled off a Bake Off first when he managed to get three handshakes from the judges.
The broadcaster first secured the coveted Paul Hollywood handshake, before Prue Leith followed suit.
Louis then insisted comedian Noel Fielding shake his hand too, which Noel did so reluctantly, deadpanning: “This means nothing.”
The 49-year-old took the competition very seriously
Louis, who was watching the show at home, wasn’t fussed however and excitedly tweeted: “Three handshakes. THAT HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE!!”
Despite his antics, the journalist found the baking experience entirely more stressful than interviewing convicts on death row for his documentaries.
“I think I find it more relaxing being on location at a prison than being here,” he commented.