Although American reality TV definitely brings the drama, one of the hallmarks of British-produced reality TV is that sometimes reality TV shows just showcase… reality.
Having filmed 10 seasons already, The Great British Bake Off is a showcase of the best amateur bakers in the United Kingdom. The show is slower-paced than the average reality TV show. Plus, it’s heartwarming to watch contestants pitch in and help each other out when they’ve finished their own work.
In the end, the contestant who triumphs is awarded the title of the “Best Amateur Baker in Britain”. There’s no cash prize; all they win is the honor of the title.