Mel and Sue quit Great British Bake Off: Presenting duo confirm they will not move to Channel 4

Mel and Sue have confirmed they will not be presenting The Great British Bake Off when it moves to Channel 4

Mel and Sue have confirmed they will not be presenting The Great British Bake Off when the show moves to Channel 4.

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It was announced yesterday (Monday, September 12) that GBBO will move to Channel 4 next year, after the BBC lost the contract with Love Productions to air the much-loved baking show.

Speculation was rife whether the hilarious duo, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins - along with the judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood - would move across with the show, but the presenting pair have confirmed they will not make the move.

The pair have presented the show since its first series back in 2010. In a joint statement they said: 'We were very shocked and saddened to learn yesterday evening that Bake Off will be moving from its home.

'We made no secret of our desire for the show to remain where it was.

'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.

'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.'

There is no news from Mary and Paul, as yet...

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