If you had visions of former Bake Off host Sue Perkins taking a long and agonising amount of time to decide to quit the show a few months back, think again. Opening up for the first time about her big decision not to end up squished between endless commercials over on Channel 4, Sue admitted that she made the decision “in a heartbeat”. 47-year-old Sue also admitted she was more than a little bit baffled about why GBBO had to move to Channel 4 in the first place.
Great British Bake Off fans held a funeral service for the show outside BBC HQ on Thursday. .@Dungeon_London has sent a hearse and actors to the BBC to mourn the loss of Bake Off. More than 14 million tuned into Wednesday night’s final to see Candice Brown be crowned the series winner for the last time on the BBC, but the episode was tinged with sadness.
If the simmering tensions between Sue Perkins and Paul Hollywood on display in tonight’s episode of Bake Off are anything to go by, it’s probably a good job they’re going their separate ways. The Sun claims Sue’s comments during tonight’s technical challenge are further evidence of an off-screen feud.
Britney Spears has admitted that she would be interested in a role on the Great British Bake Off when it moves over to Channel 4 next year because she loves cooking calorific treats. The Toxic hitmaker stopped by BBC Radio 1 on Wednesday to have a natter with Scott Mills and Chris Stark, but the conversation soon turned to the hot topic of the moment: Bake Off’s channel/presenter drama.
It’s barely 24 hours since Mel and Sue announced that they were sensationally quitting Bake Off, but a steady stream of celebs are already edging forward with one eye on the dough. One contender who must surely be a favourite is TV chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver, who has made no secret of his love for the show in the past. “I love Mary Berry and it’s really great watching.