The GBBO news just keeps getting more and more dramatic...
Yesterday we brought you the news that the Great British Bake Off will be no more – well, on the BCC at least.
And with the follow-up announcement that Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc have stepped down from their hosting duties, it’s safe to say that any new series of our beloved GBBO is going to look totally different.
The pair have had their spot since the show first began in 2010 on BBC Two, along with the judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.
In a statement that’s been published on the BCC News, Mel and Sue explained: ‘We made no secret of our desire for the show to remain where it was… we’re not going with the dough.’
They continued: ‘The BBC nurtured the show from its infancy and helped give it its distinctive warmth and charm, growing it from an audience of two million to nearly 15 [million] at its peak.
‘We’ve had the most amazing time on Bake Off, and have loved seeing it rise and rise like a pair of yeasted Latvian baps.
‘We’re not going with the dough. We wish all the future bakers every success.’
But now, TV chef Jamie Oliver has made it pretty clear that he’d be more than happy to take on a role on the Great British Bake Off.
He revealed to NOW that he’s always fancied being involved, telling them: ‘We watch Bake Off. The whole family loves it…’
Jamie continued, ‘Secretly, there’s always a part of me in mourning because I’d love to be one of the judges.’
Fans of the show have been questioning whether or not Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood will make the move to Channel 4, or whether they’ll be following in Mel and Sue’s footsteps…
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According to The Sun, Mary and Paul might be ‘on the verge of quitting’, and we may also have to wait until 2018 before a new series comes our way (reportedly due to a one year break clause between the BBC and Love Productions).
A source has told the publication: ‘Mary and Paul believe Mel and Sue set the tone of the show. They are the beginning, middle and the end and they fit around them.
‘Paul is currently in LA and hasn’t had a chance to talk to Mary. But they have always said they are in it together.’
We just can’t take the uncertainty.