David Schwimmer and Jesy Nelson competed on the Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer on Sunday, but viewers were left loving one over the other.
In the first round of the charity edition, actor David, 56, was hailed as a ‘legend’ by fans as he competed in the famous tent to raise funds for cancer that previously plagued his family.
The Friends star admitted he had “very low expectations” for his cooking skills since he “doesn’t bake” at home, but David seemed to surprise himself throughout the show.
Competing against former Little Mix singer Jesy, comedian Rose Matafeo, and actor Tom Davis, the celebrities were tasked with baking six tasty cakes, six delicious macarons, and a 3D meringue from a celebrity botched scene.
After each round, David won every challenge, including the Star Baker award, and went on to win the coveted Hollywood handshake from judge Paul Hollywood.
Charity: David Schwimmer was hailed as a ‘legend’ by fans when he competed in the Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer on Sunday to raise money for charity
‘I can’t with her’: Former Little Mix singer Jesy, 31, meanwhile, was criticized multiple times during the Channel 4 charity show for a series of mistakes while trying to bake
David admitted before baking: ‘I make dinner, but I don’t bake lunch. My friends and family are very excited for me, they are huge fans of the show.
‘I don’t bake on a day-to-day or year-to-year basis. My expectations are so low that I think I could do very well on my own.’
Fans couldn’t contain their excitement as he performed his show stopper before being awarded his very own Stand Up To Cancer apron in recognition of his impressive culinary skills.
One said: ‘David Schwimmer is just everything and more on Bake Off!’ While another wrote: ‘Living for #GBBO’s David Schwimmer is the best!’
A third added: “David Schwimmer at the British Bake Off is literally everything I dreamed of and more.”
“Love David Schwimmer on this show what a legend #GBBO is,” another wrote.
‘David Schwimmer receiving a handshake has made my night. He seems like a really solid guy,” added a fifth.
During the charity baking show, David spoke about how cancer has affected his family, saying he’s “grateful” to be able to help in a small way to raise money.
‘I don’t bake’: The Friends star admitted he had very ‘low expectations’ for his cooking skills as he ‘doesn’t bake’ at home, but David seemed to surprise himself throughout the show
Impressive: After each round, David won every challenge, including the Star Baker award, and managed to bag the coveted Hollywood handshake.
He explained: ‘I’m here to have fun and raise money for a great charity. I lost a grandmother to cancer, my daughter lost her grandmother to cancer, my sister is a cancer survivor so it’s important to me.
“I’m grateful to be able to help out in a small way to help raise awareness.”
Meanwhile, singer Jesy, 31, was criticized multiple times during the Channel 4 charity show for a series of mistakes while trying to bake.
Viewers quickly took to Twitter to call out Jesy for mispronouncing macaron and only baking three macarons in total.
One said: ‘Ha… silly woman from Essex… Saying macaroni… how ridiculous.’
‘He’s just everything and more’: Viewers couldn’t contain their excitement when David received his very own Stand Up To Cancer apron in recognition of his impressive culinary skills.
Another wrote: ‘I can’t deal with Jesy Nelson calling a double boiler ‘bayne marie’ and macarons ‘macaroni’.
A third added: ‘I can’t with her. I’m in stitches #jesynelson #StandUpToCancer’.
Even the official Bake Off social media account shared a post to ‘clarify’ the difference between macaron and macaron.
As she baked and stretched out her dough, Jesy said, ‘How do I know what it should look like?’
Prue said that “you don’t seem to know what you’re doing.”
The singer quickly responded: ‘This is my technique. It’s horrible that you help me. I was really looking forward to the handshake, but it’s not going to happen, is it?
Later in the show, while setting up her show, Jesy admitted that she had no idea how to separate eggs while trying to make a meringue.
The show marked the first in the latest series of the popular baking show, which aims to raise vital funds to help fund cancer research and support services, in the special celebrity edition.
‘I’m in stitches’: Viewers rushed to Twitter while watching celebs in the famous tent to call out Jesy for mispronouncing macaron
Clarifying: Even the official Bake Off social media account shared a post to ‘clarify’ the difference between macaron and macaron