Can dough still rise when it’s filled with the tears of disappointed Great British Bake Off fans?
Hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc will not continue with the beloved competition series when it moves from BBC One to Channel 4 next year, BBC.com reports.
“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,” Perkins and Giedroyc said in a statement. “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.”
The program airs stateside on PBS as The Great British Baking Show.
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