The production company behind the hugely successful UK reality series The Great British Bake Off have revealed that the current seventh series of the show will be the last to air on public broadcaster BBC One. The statement released by the BBC and Love Productions can be found below;
The show will be moving to fellow free-to-air network Channel 4 but is currently uncertain if presenters Mel & Sue or judges Paul Hollywood or Mary Berry will also make the move. Channel 4 are believed to begin airing a new celebrity series in 2017 in aid of their charity event Stand Up To Cancer. A statement has been released by their press office and can be found here.
The current series of the show had been heavily rumoured to be the last to air on the BBC. With ITV believed to become the home of the next series of the show. Interestingly enough, Love Productions is actually owned by subscription TV service Sky, so Sky 1 was also believed to be in talks to acquire the next series of the show. The eighth series of the civilian version of the show however won't be able to be broadcast by the channel until 2018, as the BBC's contract requires a 12 month cooling off period.
Written by TomSouthwell on Sep 12, 2016