Kitchen love

‘British Baking Show’ contestants appear to be everyone’s favorite new couple

Ahh… The Great British Baking Show. That good-spirited antidote to life’s overwhelming complexities, a place where competition is all in good fun and where individualism doesn’t clash with community. And such good lighting! What a dream.

And now fans of the show have found another reason to get all warm and fuzzy — two of season seven’s contestants, Michael Chakraverty and Henry Bird, are maybe probably an off-screen item.

Photos of the couple looking all couple-y have made the rounds online, and the reaction has been as enthusiastic as Mary Berry when she tastes the perfect sticky toffee pudding.

A fellow season seven baker, Alice Fevronia, posted a couple of photos of Chakraverty and Bird that certainly point towards romance.

One appeared on her Instagram story:

And a second on her feed:

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But how many couples can you see…? ????? #GBBO

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Folks are very happy to live vicariously through the budding romance. Almost too happy.

Here’s what they’re saying: