Wednesday 28 September 2016

Shock as beloved Great Irish Bake Off shelved by TV3 after just three series

Geraldine Gittens

Published 18/08/2016 | 12:34

Biddy White Lennon, Anna Nolan and Executive Pastry Chef Paul Kelly, at the launch of TV3’s ‘The Great Irish Bake Off’ in 2014. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Biddy White Lennon, Anna Nolan and Executive Pastry Chef Paul Kelly, at the launch of TV3’s ‘The Great Irish Bake Off’ in 2014. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Paul Kelly & Lilly Higgins judging Bread Week on The Great Irish Bake Off/TV3
Anna Nolan (centre) pictured on the Great Irish Bake-Off (Brian McEvoy)

The Great Irish Bake Off has been shelved after only three series.

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TV3 has decided not to run the Irish version of the popular BBC’s show Great British Bake Off this autumn.

The show, hosted by Biddy White Lennon and Paul Kelly, has had its run, a TV3 source told the Irish Daily Mail.

“Every show has a run and this was just it. It was just felt that after three series that Great Irish Bake Off had run its course.”

“That is not to say that down the line we won’t have a rethink and come back to it. But for now it is not being brought back for a fourth series,” the TV3 source told the newspaper.

An average of 200,000 viewers tuned in to The Great Irish Bake Off in its first two years to watch the amateur bakers battle it out in the kitchen.

Last year, Monaghan dessert-queen and finalist Cathy McKenna spoke about how she was inundated with wedding cake orders for this year after appearing on the show.

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