Both Sandy and Noel are fun and charming in their spontaneous interactions with the bakers, but those scripted moments, YIKES! They are painfully unfunny. IDK if they are trying to capture the vibe of Mel and Sue, who could get far raunchier than anything these two have said or done, but the thing is, Mel and Sue have worked together for years. They were pals before coming on the show so they had a natural vibe that was well worn in by the time they hosted GBBO. They were just being them.
As the new seasons go on I feel, more and more, that someone is trying to make Noel and Sandy be more like Mel and Sue and it isn't working. Even "BAKE" from Noel is becoming more and more Sue like. They need to stop trying to recapture the magic of a long term friendship they don't have and find their own vibe that works for Noel and Sandy.
I think Noel and Sandy could work well as the hosts but Noel and Sandy trying to be Sue and Mel just isn't working.
I am really loving the vibe Noel now has with Rosie. I think he appreciates her ability to come back at him quickly. He's a banter guy. He needs a Helena or a Rosie to work with, unscripted. It's probably a lot more fun for them, the unscripted moments, than those horrible scripted gags they are being forced to do. Neither of them, Noel and Sandy, are good enough actors to look like they are enjoying those bits. loo.