The music mogul says he has an idea for a new show involving ‘cakes and innuendos’.
Simon Cowell has said he believes the BBC made a mistake in letting the ‘Great British Bake Off’ move to Channel 4. The ‘X Factor’ boss recently signed a new three year deal to keep his talent shows on ITV, but says he does feel bad for the BBC and their situation.
Simon Cowell has some ideas for a ‘Bake Off’ replacement
“Personally I think it is a mistake. I just do,” he told The Sun. “I feel bad for the BBC, because they launched the format and it must be incredibly frustrating when you are in that position and you have got a huge hit but you can’t compete but I get the reasons why you can’t compete.”
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The ‘Sherlock’ creator says the BBC made the right decision in letting the ‘GBBO’ go.
‘Sherlock’ and ‘Doctor Who’ showrunner Steven Moffat has praised the BBC for refusing to pay the reported £25 million demanded by production company Love Productions to keep the ‘Great British Bake Off’ on their channel. Last week it was announced the show will be moving to Channel 4 next year, angering fans and resulting in hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc quitting.
Steven Moffat has praised the BBC for letting the ‘Great British Bake Off’ go
Speaking at the Emmy awards Moffat said he’s had offers from other broadcasters to take ‘Sherlock’ but he's always refused them. "We have had offers, that's not what it's about. It should never be about that,” he told the Press Association. “I think the BBC was quite right not to reward greed. It's wrong.”
Could Jamie Oliver be judging the ‘Bake Off’ if Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood decide to leave?
Jamie Oliver has addressed rumours he could be set to join the judging panel of the ‘Great British Bake Off’ if the line-up changes when the show moves to Channel 4. Just last week the celebrity chef had said he’d ‘love’ to judge the show, but now Oliver has admitted he’s got too much on his plate to take on the responsibility.
Jamie Oliver has addressed those ‘Bake Off’ rumours
Last week Oliver was asked by Now magazine if he watched the show: “Yes, we watch Bake Off. The whole family loves it,” he said. “I love Mary Berry and it’s really great watching. Secretly, there’s always a part of me in mourning because I’d love to be one of the judges.
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Giedroyc and Perkins have presented 'The Great British Bake Off' on the BBC since 2010, but they will not be moving to Channel 4 next year.
Presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc will not be making the journey to Channel 4 when ‘The Great British Bake Off’ moves from the BBC next year, it has been confirmed.
In a statement released by the pair on Tuesday (September 13th), they condemned the decision to move the massively popular baking competition from its six-year home on the BBC that was announced yesterday, and said they were “not going with the dough”.
Neither the judges nor presenters of 'Great British Bake Off' were consulted during negotiations
The news that the BBC has lost the rights to broadcast the popular baking competition has shocked fans, who are left wondering if the judges and presenters will follow.
‘The Great British Bake Off’ turned into the great British bidding war yesterday when it was revealed that the BBC had lost the rights to air the show, after falling to pay the reported £25 million a year asked for by production company, Love Productions. The rights were soon snapped up by Channel 4, in a move that has angered many viewers and raised questions about the show's future.
Will Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood and Mel and Sue still being overseeing the ‘GBBO’ on Channel 4?
Now we know where the show will be residing the big question is, will judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood and presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Geidroyc stick around? The foursome have always been supportive of the 'Bake Off' staying on the BBC and now fans are left questioning their future.
The corporation has lost its rights to the popular show leaving ITV free to take it up
It’s a Great British Tragedy. The BBC has lost the rights to its flagship show, The Great British Bake Off as ITV looks set to swoop in to take over the incredibly popular programme. It has been revealed that the current series will be the last with the corporation after the makers behind the programme broke off talks to renew the contract.
Will Mary Berry make the switch to ITV too?
It’s a blow for the BBC as Bake Off continues to be one of its most popular shows and a blow for fans who love the BBC Bake Off’s combination of innuendos, tension, presenting hilarity and picking judging.
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A family bereavement meant that Perkins couldn't be there to film the second episode of 'GBBO' earlier this year.
Millions of fans of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ will be disappointed to see that co-presenter Sue Perkins is missing from tonight’s episode.
46 year old Perkins has been ever-present in hosting the show alongside her long-term professional partner Mel Giedroyc, 48, for the past six seasons. However, on Wednesday night’s episode (August 31st), her familiar face won’t be there to welcome viewers.
There’s no need to worry though – it’s not as if there’s been a falling-out on set – as the show’s producers have assured fans that she’ll be back next week as usual.
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The Bake Off co-presenter will take her innuendos to another show
BBC’s Great British Bake Off has created and reaffirmed many superstars - from the incredible bakers to the delightful Mary Berry and the delectable Paul Hollywood. Now one of the programmes other heroes has got her turn in the spotlight as co-presenter Sue Perkins has been given a new BBC Two quiz show.
Sue Perkins will front a new quiz show on BBC Two in 2016
The delightful other half of the Mel and Sue innuendo combo will front Insert Name Here with Pointless star Richard Osman and comedian Josh Widdicombe as team captains.
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The mega popular show’s contract with the BBC expires after next years seventh series.
The BBC could face a pricey battle to keep 'The Great British Bake Off' and its stars Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. The broadcaster’s three year contract with the firm behind the show is up next year and executives will reportedly soon enter talks with the two judges.
‘GBBO’ judge Mary Berry.
According to The Mirror, Berry and Hollywood will be able to “name their price” in negotiations. Currently, the pair earn a reported £500,000 a series, but this could be set to increase drastically as the BBC battles to keep the surprise hit series.
Sue Perkins discussed the possibility of adopting during an appearance at the Henley Literary Festival.
Sue Perkins is considering adopting a child. The Great British Bake Off host recently revealed in an interview that she was infertile as a result of a benign brain tumour. In a following interview, Perkins explained her devastation at not being able to have her own biological children but, appearing at the Henley Literary Festival, said she is not ruling out the possibility of adoption.
Sue Perkins outside the BBC Radio 2 studios in London, October 2015.
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