Bake-Off Bids Its Viewers Goodbye
Everyone’s favourite heart-warmingly British TV show, the Great British Bake-Off is making a departure from the BBC after seven years in order to move to Channel 4, it was recently announced. With a much bigger budget and adverts galore, it looks like the Great British Bake Off will need a few Good Luck cards if it wants any hope of retaining it’s well-known warmth and charm.
It is thought that Channel 4 offered the show’s production company Love Productions a cool £25 million per year for the show, which is a whopping £10 million more than what the BBC could offer, so it’s not surprising that the greedy bastards snapped that deal up as quickly as they could!
The current series of the show will be its last on the good old BBC, and we now have advert breaks and at least 20 minutes of ‘coming up’ round ups to look forward to when it makes the move in 2017. As if that wasn’t depressing enough, it has also been announced that the show’s long-time hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins have quit the show in style, stating, "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." But who will supply the baking puns now?
The show now faces criticism from the public via social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter, who claim that they will boycott the programme now that it’s moving to Channel 4. If you’re one of these angry people then may we suggest sending the production team a few of our “Good Luck Cunt” and “Good Luck, Don’t Fuck It Up” Good Luck cards to help ease the transition…
Soggy bottoms and dough balls aside, it remains to be seen if the show’s experts Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry will be hanging around for the next few series’ of the show on Channel 4 now that everything’s changing, but let’s face it, this is probably the last chance at a decent job for the 81 year old presenter, and the angry Scouse baker who helped to make the show what it is today.
If things continue the way they are going, then it might be wise to stock up on a few “Sorry You’re Leaving” cards as well as the Good Luck cards, but at this stage, it’s unlikely that the once quintessentially British, Great British Bake Off will ever fully regain it’s former glory.