RATINGS! Great British Bake Off, Shetland, Emmerdale, Holby City, EastEnders viewing figures

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The Great British Bake Off’s 2018 celebrity specials continued with over 3 million viewers last night.

The second of five all star episodes, in support of Stand Up To Cancer, was watched by a smidgen over 3.5 million viewers.

The latest show was down slightly (200,000) viewers on last week’s opening episode.

In the second instalment, the four brave celebrities ushered into the Bake Off tent were Countdown’s Nick Hewer, singer and TV personality Stacey Solomon, The Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson and dance troupe Diversity’s Perri Kiely.

The Great British Bake Off charity specials see a new line up of all star names each week who take part in three challenges before one celeb is crowned Star Baker.

Taking part in Episode 3 next week are Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party Ruth Davidson, musical comedian Tim Minchin, Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing and singer Ella Eyre.

Bake Off ranked second in the 8PM slot, beating What Would Your Kid Do? which had 2.2 million viewers on ITV, but behind BBC One’s Holby City with 3.9 million.

Elsewhere, BBC One drama Shetland continued with 4.2 million viewers, matching last week’s numbers. It bettered ITV in the 9PM hour, 100 Years Younger in 21 Days averaging 2.3 million for its third instalment.

In the soaps, Emmerdale averaged 5.7 million viewers clashing with EastEnders which had 4 million.

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