Paul Hollywood signs three year deal to stay on The Great British Bake Off – but Mary’s off

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  • Paul Hollywood is moving with The Great British Bake Off, despite Mel, Sue and Mary Berry quitting the show ahead of its move to Channel 4

    Paul Hollywood has confirmed he is moving with The Great British Bake Off when the show switches to Channel 4 next year.

    Paul’s fellow judge Mary Berry and presenting duo Mel and Sue
    have quit the show, staying loyal to the BBC. But Paul is
    moving with the programme, announcing the news in a statement that read:

    ‘Since I was a kid, baking has been part of my life. The seven series
    inside the tent have created some great memories. Best of all, I have
    felt so pleased to experience other people getting the baking bug, just
    as I did when my dad helped me make my first loaf.

    The Great
    British Bake Off
    has brought baking to the nation and we’ve seen people
    from all walks of life and backgrounds, experience the highs and lows of
    competition, and more importantly helping each other.

    “It’s been
    a huge part of my life in the past few years and I just couldn’t turn
    my back on all that – the bakers themselves, the bakes, the team that
    makes it, and of course the tent, the bunting, and who could forget…the
    squirrels.

    ‘So I am delighted that I will be continuing as a
    judge when Bake Off moves to Channel 4. I want to thank the BBC and Mel
    and Sue for making my time in the tent great fun and really rewarding.’

    He then followed his statement with a personal message on Twitter, thanking Mary: ‘I’m staying in the tent with the bakers where I belong. I want to thank Mary. I’ll miss her but she has made the right decision for her.’

    The plot thickens, Bake Off fans!

    Don’t miss our house tours of Mary Berry’s family home and Paul Hollywood’s Kent pad.

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