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Paul Hollywood's In and Mary Berry's out - The Great British Break Up continues


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Mary Berry has announced that she won't be continuing as a judge on the Great British Bake Off when it moves to Channel 4.

In a statement released this morning by the BBC, she said:

"My decision to stay with the BBC is out of loyalty to them, as they have nurtured me, and the show, that was a unique and brilliant format from day one. What a privilege and honour it has been to be part of seven years of magic in a tent.”

She added: "The Bake Off family - Paul, Mel and Sue have given me so much joy and laughter. I wish the programme, crew and future bakers every possible success and I am so very sad not to be a part of it. Farewell to soggy bottoms."

Bake Off launched in 2010 and has grown from a small time baking competition on BBC2 into what can only be described as a national treasure. It’s phenomenal success has been attributed in part to the programme's presenters Mel and Sue and judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

Throughout its seven series’ the foursome have brought baking innuendos to the forefront of national telly, and whipped up a baking frenzy among viewers. When the electric stand-mixers used by the contestants were changed from KitchenAid models to the Kenwood kMix, John Lewis saw sales of Kenwood mixers rise by 300 per cent. Bake Off has inspired people all over the country to don their aprons and bake; it's ignited a passion and love for baking in so many people, and the news of Mary Berry's departure is certain to crumble viewers' hearts. 

Paul Hollywood however WILL be staying with the show as it moves to Channel 4. After signing a three-year deal to continue judging, Hollywood said: "It's been a huge part of my life in the past few years and I just couldn't turn my back on all that - the bakers themselves, the bakes, the team that makes it, and of course the tent, the bunting, and who could forget... the squirrels. I am delighted that I will be continuing as a judge when Bake Off moves to Channel 4. I want to thank the BBC and Mel and Sue for making my time in the tent great fun and really rewarding."

So we guess that's the way the cookie crumbles...

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