Mel and Sue are leaving the Great British Bake Off
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In today’s baking news, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins have announced they will not be continuing as hosts of The Great British Bake Off when it moves from the BBC to Channel 4. This is the biggest Bake Off disaster since Diana took Iain’s baked Alaska out of the freezer. In a joint statement the loyal hosts said: "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] at its peak.We've had the most amazing time on Bake Off, and have loved seeing it rise and rise like a pair of yeasted Latvian baps.We're not going with the dough. We wish all the future bakers every success." On Monday it was announced that Bake Off would be moving to Channel 4 from 2017 after the BBC was unable to pay the £25 million to keep it, as requested by Love Productions. This whipped up a frenzy among Bake Off fans, who’ve since dubbed this Breadxit. Mel and Sue have been with Bake Off since it began in 2010. Through their cheeky baking one liners and charm they've gained a huge fan base and helped to establish Bake Off as a much loved series. Presenting alongside judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, they've brought baking innuendos to the forefront of prime time TV. Over the past six years there have been soggy bottoms a plenty but Mel and Sue have always been on hand to give the bakers a shoulder to cry on, it just won't be the same without them. Taking to Twitter, many fans have vented their anger at the ongoing Bake Off drama. “Will Bake Off be a crumbly disaster on Channel 4, or will it continue to rise in success?” one asked. “Only time will tell, but for know I'll be crying into a lemon drizzle cake while praying Mary and Paul stay.”
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