Nice British Bake Off to remain on Channel four after serving up scores gold

The Nice British Bake Off will keep at its Channel four house till at the very least 2021, the broadcaster has introduced, after its new look gained over viewers.

Followers voiced concern about the way forward for the much-loved TV present after it left the BBC.

However the brand new line-up – presenters Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig and judges Prue Leith with Paul Hollywood – have notched up scores gold for the channel.

In addition to the brand new contract, Channel four additionally introduced that for the primary time it should air Junior Bake Off.

The broadcaster wouldn’t touch upon whether or not its present presenting and judging line-up will stay in place till 2021, saying “particulars about future collection shall be introduced in the end”.

Choose Mary Berry and presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc stepped away from the present when it left the BBC.

GBBO judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

Three new collection shall be made by Love Productions – the primary will air on Channel four later this 12 months.

An extra two collection will now observe after producers signed a brand new deal.

Love Productions chief govt Richard McKerrow mentioned: “We’re delighted to have prolonged Bake Off’s keep on Channel four after two nice years collectively.

“We’ve been massively inspired by the viewers response and suggestions the present has acquired throughout its time on Channel four and are thrilled to be bringing Junior Bake Off to the Channel.

“It appears notably acceptable to be saying information of the extension on Channel four as we take pleasure in Bake Off’s tenth anniversary on British tv.”

Paul and Prue

Channel four director of programmes Ian Katz mentioned: “Over the past two years The Nice British Bake Off has change into one of many best-loved programmes on Channel four, embodying the heat, mischief and inclusivity for which the channel is thought.

“We’re delighted to be persevering with our fantastically collaborative partnership with Love Productions and particularly to be discovering a brand new technology of British baking expertise with Junior Bake Off.”

The present first aired on Channel four in 2017 and noticed Leith by chance tweet the profitable identify of Sophie Faldo hours earlier than the ultimate.

“I am in Bhutan. The time distinction is huge,” she informed the Press Affiliation minutes afterwards. “I assumed that they received it six hours in the past.”

It was the most important Channel four collection in over six years, with a median of 9 million viewers.

Rahul Mandal gained the present final 12 months after receiving a number of of Hollywood’s well-known handshakes for his mouthwatering creations.

The Nice Celeb Bake Off is at present on-air.

Channel four chief artistic officer Jay Hunt was the drive behind it securing the Nice British Bake Off however later left the broadcaster and was employed by Apple.