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 4 million viewers last night.

The third five all star episodes, in support of Stand Up To Cancer, was watched by 4.1 million viewers.

The latest show was the most watched yet, up 600,000 viewers on last week and 400,000 above the opening episode.

In the third instalment, the four brave celebrities ushered into the Bake Off tent were Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party Ruth Davidson, musical comedian Tim Minchin, Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing and singer Ella Eyre.

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 4 next week will be comedian and actor and presenter Griff Rhys Jones, comedian Lee Mack, Broadcaster Melanie Sykes and comedian Joe Lycett.

Bake Off ranked second in the 8PM slot, beating The World’s Ugliest Pets which had fewer than 2 million viewers on ITV, but behind BBC One’s Holby City with 4.3 million, up 400,000 on last week.

Elsewhere, BBC One drama Shetland concluded with 4.6 million viewers, up 400,000 on last week’s numbers. It bettered ITV in the 9PM hour, 100 Years Younger in 21 Days averaging 2.1 million for its final instalment, 200,000 viewers below last Tuesday.

In the soaps, ITV’s Emmerdale averaged 6 million viewers, matched by EastEnders on BBC One.

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