Channel 4 set to be new home of the show
The Great British Bake Off is set to be shown on Channel 4 after the BBC lost the contract to broadcast the series.
Makers of the show, judged by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, have signed a three-year deal with Love Productions currently shown on BBC One.
The first programme, a celebrity version of Bake Off for the charity Stand Up To Cancer, will come in 2017.
The announcement comes as Love Productions said negotiations with the BBC broke down on Monday. Channel 4 is believed to have offered more money for the show.
Jay Hunt, Channel 4’s chief creative officer, said: “Channel 4 is very proud to be the new home for The Great British Bake Off.
“I’m delighted we have been able to partner with the hugely talented team at Love Productions to keep this much loved show on free-to-air television.”
Richard McKerrow, Love Productions creative director, said: “We believe we’ve found the perfect new home for Bake Off.
“It’s a public service, free-to-air broadcaster for whom Love Productions have produced high-quality and highly successful programmes for more than a decade.
“It’s tremendously exciting to have found a broadcaster who we know will protect and nurture The Great British Bake Off for many years to come.”
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