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Great British Bake Off fans left fuming over schedule shake-up

The show it swapping to another day to make way for football

Bake Off is being moved next week. (Channel 4)
Bake Off is being moved next week. (Channel 4)

Great British Bake Off fans have been felt fuming as it was announced the show will be taken off air to make way for football next week.

The new series of the Channel 4 baking competition is airing on Tuesday nights, with Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood back as the judges and Alison Hammond joining Noel Fielding to present.

However, a shake-up will see next week's instalment move from the Tuesday (17 October) to the Wednesday (18 October), as England take on Italy in the Euro 2024 qualifiers.

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The announcement has annoyed some fans, who have taken to social media to complain about football taking priority over their latest trip to the tent.

One person called it "outrageous," adding: "Should be: 'The football has been moved to Wednesday to accommodate the #GBBO'."

"NO BAKE OFF TILL NEXT WEDNESDAY BECAUSE OF THE FOOTBALL I DO NOT CARE GIVE ME BAKE OFF," stormed someone else.

Another complained: "Stupid football means we have to wait till Wednesday next week!"

"Boo football," said another viewer.

"Chocolate Week though, that means we will have to stock up for next week."

Alison Hammond is the new host of The Great British Bake Off 2023. (Channel 4)
Alison Hammond is the new host of The Great British Bake Off 2023. (Channel 4)

"Nooooo I will miss #GBBO next week, I work Wednesday nights," posted someone else, adding a crying emoji.

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The current series started in September and has gone down a storm, with This Morning star Hammond getting the thumbs up from viewers after she took over the co-hosting slot from Matt Lucas.

After the latest instalment, one person tweeted that she "made" their Tuesdays and another said she was a "breath of fresh air".

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