CHANNEL 4’s reboot of the Great British Bake-off hit another snag today, as the tent which houses the competition announced that it was staying with the BBC.
The large white canopy joins Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins, and Mary Berry as hold-outs for the smash-hit bakery show, recently sold to Channel 4 in a £75m, 3-year deal.
When interviewed, the tent stated that its loyalty would remain with the BBC following several years of good working relationships, adding that it was unsure whether or not Channel 4 would produce the type of show that it would be comfortable appearing in.
“Who will be presenting it? What type of contestants will be inside me? I’m just not prepared to risk what I have right now for what could turn out to be a real train wreck” stated the father of four pop-ups.
“GBBO on the BBC is a fun, light-hearted show and everyone is really happy here. What will it be on Channel 4? Bisexual heroin addicts trying to steal as much tinfoil as they can while Johnny Vaughan shrieks obscenities into the camera? Nah, not risking it”.
This leaves just master baker Paul Hollywood as the only existing GBBO talent to still be connected to the show, with many believing that even the fridges and the Kitchenaid mixers to remain at the Beeb.