‘The Great British Bake Off’ to moving from BBC to Channel 4.
The move follows a decision by the hit show’s production company Love Productions to sign a three-year agreement with the broadcaster.
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.”
Love Productions creative director said Richard McKerrow said: “We believe we’ve found the perfect new home for ‘Bake Off’. It’s a public service, free-to-air broadcaste,r 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.”
The first ‘Bake Off’ programming planned to broadcast on Channel 4 will be a celebrity version of the show in 2017, in aid of Cancer Research UK’s Stand Up to Cancer charity campaign.
L-r: Presenter Sue Perkins, co-judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, presenter Mel Giedroyc