Popular Wednesday evening television show, ‘The Great British Bake Off’, has been confirmed to be moving from the BBC to Channel 4.
Programme makers ‘Love Productions’ have failed to come to a continuing agreement with the BBC that works for both sides. Channel 4 on the other hand, has offered the production company what it was looking for and is set to broadcast the next three series.
The BBC reportedly offered a total of £15 million per year, which wasn’t enough dough for Love Productions, who accepted £25 million from Channel 4.
Since the announcement, Bake Off has already lost presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, who have made the decision to resign.
The pair released a statement explaining their resignation, stating, “We were very shocked and saddened to learn yesterday evening that Bake Off will be moving from its home. We made no secret of our desire for the show to remain where it was”.
It is unknown up to now whether judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood will move with the show or also step down following the move.
It’s also unclear just how popular the show will continue to be in its new home. With the loss of two popular presenters already, it’s become a worry that viewers won’t get behind the new version.
The Great British Bake Off is for now sure to remain a hit with the old and the young, at least through the rest of the current series.