There’s more bad Bake Off news: Channel 4 will not air a full series in 2017
There’s still more bad news for Great British Bake Off fans as the Mirror reports Channel 4 will not air a full series of the show until 2018.
It was reported on Monday that the BBC had lost the rights to broadcast The Great British Bake Off after a year of contract renegotiations between the broadcaster and GBBO production team Love Productions ground to a halt.
In a surprise twist of events, it was revealed just a few hours later that a £25 million a year three-year deal had been reached between Love Productions and Channel 4.
The move to Channel 4 was not without casualties, however, as long-time series presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins on Tuesday confirmed they would not take “the dough” to return to the show.
And now we have even more bad news for the future of Bake Off, as Channel 4 insiders have reportedly confirmed there are no intentions to run a full series of the show in summer 2017.
This is due to a holdback clause in the contract between the BBC and Love Productions, which states that the next Bake Off broadcaster will have to wait a full twelve months before airing new episodes of the show.
This is not thought to affect the planned celebrity version of the series on Channel 4 in 2017, which will raise funds for Stand Up To Cancer.
Now all we need is for Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry to quit the new show and we will have the worst week in Bake Off history. #Breadxit