As British Twitter continued to lavish praise on James McAvoy during his appearance Tuesday on Great British Bake Off’s side project, The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C, it remained unclear whether fans were admiring his perfectly browned scones or his overheated sexiness. “I wish James McAvoy would fan me like he fanned those scones,” Sophie Mason tweeted. “If James Mcavoy keeps winking on #GBBO I’m going to be pregnant very soon,” tweeted Harry Nicholas.
Even Paul Hollywood’s piercing blue eyes had to take a back seat. Twitter user Charis Scott-Holm promised to start a petition to have McAvoy replace Hollywood as a judge on the show. You get the idea – at least from those tweets we felt we could share with a family audience. As @HannahRogan0 put it on Twitter, “Very glad the nation shares my massive crush on James McAvoy.”
The United Kingdom had exclusive access to McAvoy’s Great British Bake Off moment, as the celebrity version of the show doesn’t appear on U.S. Netflix like the regular seasons do (via Marie Claire). American women and men who would like to feast their eyes on GBBO’s latest celebrity star baker can watch an extended clip of his scenes, which the show posted to Instagram.