Wednesday 28 September 2016

'Bake Off' hosts quit over C4 switch

Kerri-Ann Roper

Published 14/09/2016 | 07:00

Double act: Mel Giedroyc (left) and Sue Perkins Picture: Ian West/PA
Double act: Mel Giedroyc (left) and Sue Perkins Picture: Ian West/PA

Presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc have said they will not return to host The Great British Bake Off when it moves to Channel 4, adding that they are "not going with the dough".

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The pair have fronted the show since it first aired on BBC Two in 2010, alongside judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

Perkins and Giedroyc said in a joint statement that they were "shocked and saddened" to learn of the Bake Off's move from the BBC. They continued: "We made no secret of our desire for the show to remain where it was.

"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."

Irish Independent

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