THE Great British Bake Off final will see 300 venomous snakes released into the kitchen during the technical challenge.
The finalists will be locked in a desperate battle with the reptiles while attempting to create a perfect pineapple upside-down cake with crunch, fluffiness and visual appeal.
A spokesman said: “An asp loves nothing better than to slither between two warm layers of sponge and go to sleep, so watch out for some scaly surprises.
“We’ve only got enough anti-venom for Paul and Mary so the stakes for the contestants could not be higher.”
Mary Berry said: “The challenge is to stay focused and maintain consistency, even when there’s black mamba venom coursing through your veins.
“To maintain the highest baking standards with one’s arm is rapidly turning gangrenous requires real strength of character.”