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Are Tensions Boiling Between Sue Perkins And Paul Hollywood On 'The Great British Bake Off'?


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‘Great British Bake Off’ stars Sue Perkins and Paul Hollywood are said to not be on the best of terms, with tensions boiling over on tonight’s episode.

The competition is now in its semi-final stages and according to reports, Sue and Paul have a 'tense exchange' in a scene which will air tonight.

Sue PerkinsSue Perkins and Paul Hollywood may not be on the best of terms anymore

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Richard Ayoade Becomes Frontrunner To Host 'Bake Off' And Fans Are Actually Quite Excited


Richard Ayoade Mary Berry Sue Perkins

Richard Ayoade has reportedly become the frontrunner to host ‘The Great British Bake Off’ and fans of the show are welcoming the news.

After the departure of Mary Berry and hosts Mel Geidroyc and Sue Perkins, many viewers said they would boycott the show when it moves to Channel 4, but Ayoade may be the key to keeping the fan base happy.

Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade is said to be the frontrunner to host the 'Great British Bake Off'

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Jennifer Saunders Shoots Down 'Great British Bake Off' Rumours With One Tweet


Jennifer Saunders Dawn French Mary Berry Delia Smith Sue Perkins

Jennifer Saunders has dismissed rumours that she and Dawn French will be taking over hosting ‘The Great British Bake Off’.

Reports over the weekend stated that French and Saunders were top of Channel 4’s list to replace Mel and Sue, but the comedian has called the story ‘b******s’.

Jennifer SaundersJennifer Saunders says she won’t be hosting the ‘Bake Off’ with Dawn French

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Mary Berry Could Lead Rival Cookery Show To Bake Off With Mel And Sue On BBC


Mary Berry Sue Perkins

And so the biggest saga on British TV continues: baking Queen Mary Berry could set up a rival show with funny girls Mel and Sue in direct competition to Channel 4 as the Great British Bake Off leaves the BBC.

Mary BerryMary Berry could set up a BBC rival to Channel 4's Bake Off

The new cookery programme could feature three out of the four Bake Off stars after Paul Hollywood was the only person from the original format to jump ship and head over to BBC’s newest rival.

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Could Dawn French And Jennifer Saunders Host The 'Great British Bake Off'?


Jennifer Saunders Dawn French Mary Berry Sue Perkins Delia Smith

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are reportedly top of Channel 4’s list of dream ‘Great British Bake Off’ hosts, to replace Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins .

Channel 4, who bought the baking show from the BBC for £75million last month, are also said to be after cookbook legend Delia Smith, 75, to work alongside Paul Hollywood as the replacement judge for Mary Berry.

Jennifer Saunders and Dawn FrenchChannel 4 are reportedly after legendary duo French and Saunders as the next ‘Great British Bake Off’ hosts

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Is Geri Horner Being Lined Up To Present 'The Great British Bake Off?'


Geri Horner Mary Berry Sue Perkins

With Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins confirming they will not be returning to host the ‘Great British Bake Off’ on Channel 4, the show is now desperate to find a suitable replacement. According to reports, that name could be former Spice Girl Geri Horner, who is said to be high on Channel 4’s list of possibilities.

Geri HornerWould Geri Horner be a good choice to host the ‘Great British Bake Off’ on Channel 4?

The Sun reports that Geri is being secretly ‘sounded out’ by Channel 4 as a potential new host, with creators Love Productions believing that she would be a hit with fans and saying she already has great chemistry with Paul Hollywood, the only member of the ‘Bake Off’ team who is making the move to Channel 4.

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Simon Cowell Says It Was A Mistake For The BBC To Let The 'Bake Off' Go


Simon Cowell Sue Perkins Jamie Oliver

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 CowellSimon 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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Steven Moffat Praises The BBC For Not Rewarding Greed Over 'Great British Bake Off'


Steven Moffat Mary Berry Sue Perkins

‘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 MoffatSteven 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.”

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Jamie Oliver Speaks On 'Great British Bake Off' Judging Rumours


Jamie Oliver Mary Berry Sue Perkins

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 OliverJamie 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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Mel Giedroyc And Sue Perkins Will NOT Follow 'The Great British Bake Off' To Channel 4


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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”.

GBBONeither the judges nor presenters of 'Great British Bake Off' were consulted during negotiations

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'The Great British Bake Off' Is Moving To Channel 4, But Will Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood And Mel And Sue Follow?


Mary Berry Sue Perkins

‘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. 

The Great British Bake OffWill 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.

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This Will Be The Last Series Of Great British Bake Off On The BBC


Mary Berry Sue Perkins

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.

Mary Berry and Nadiya HussainWill 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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Sue Perkins Has Got Her Own Quiz Show


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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 PerkinsSue 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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Is 'The Great British Bake Off' Really Too Smutty?


Sue Perkins Mary Berry

Despite being one of the most watched programmes on British television, The Great British Bake-Off is coming in for criticism for its apparent smuttiness. BBC complaints show Points of View featured a segment on the baking contest, featuring viewers unhappy with the regular innuendos made by hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

The Great British Bake OffDoes Mel [R] take the innuendos too far?

One viewer emailed: "They get smuttier and smuttier, and it's totally unnecessary. Mary Berry looked quite embarrassed on the first programme of this series and so were we as a family."

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The Great British Bake Off Kicks Off Season 4 With A Bang And No Lost Fingers (Yet)


Mary Berry Sue Perkins

The Great British Bake Off is back! This will really only be news to fans of the nicest, least offensive piece of reality telly out there, but surprisingly, there are quite a few of those fans out there. Folks at the BBC probably didn’t expect that the BBC2 competition where 13 (as of this season) contestants compete to see whose batter is the lightest and fluffiest and whose cake/bread/pasty is the fluffiest or crispiest, would become such a huge hit.

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How Twitter Got Ben Elton's 'The Wright Way' Axed From BBC1


Ben Elton Brian May Sue Perkins

Ben Elton's new BBC1 sitcom 'The Wright Way' has been axed by the corporation after it received a critical mauling on Twitter. Executive Shane Allen confirmed on Tuesday (July 9, 2013) that the show - set in a local council's health and safety department - would not be returning for a second series.

In a strange observation from a top BBC executive, Allen warned that the instant reaction and "crucifying" of new comedies on Twitter made it more difficult for programmes to bed in. Though it's certainly right to allow new shows to develop, it's a little rich for the BBC to be axing shows and blaming social media.

Allen, the former boss of Channel 4 comedy, said he had spoken to Ben Elton about The Wright Way, with the pair coming making a decision "in conjunction." According to The Guardian, he said:  "Ben Elton was really bruised by the reception. He felt 'If people aren't loving this I am not going to put myself through it again'."Maybe 10, 15 years ago, you might have gone, 'what did people like about it, what are the characters that worked', but people are quite quick to judge and to crucify these days."

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Time For A Female Dr. Who? We Think So! But Who Could It Be?


Helen Mirren Sue Perkins

The BBC, as a publically funded broadcaster, has to represent the changing attitudes of a nation. And this nation wants a female Dr. Who, so who could fill those time-travelling boots?

Well Helen Mirren would love to do it, and as a genuine British icon, she certainly would be a popular choice. “I would like to play the new female Doctor Who. I don’t want to just be his sidekick,” she explained to The Daily Star a while back, in 2011. Sue Perkins – host of The Great British Bake Off and half of Mel and Sue – would be another popular choice. The news that Matt Smith – a great Dr. Who – was to leave the franchise was followed by a Twitter Campaign to get her the part. We think she’d be a good choice, too, but perhaps not as good as Tilda Swinton, who would bring a wealth of acting at the very top to the role. Considering she learnt to speak Italian in a Russian accent for her character in I Am Love, we’re pretty confident she to step to any challenges the role of The Dr would bring.

Sue PerkinsTilda SwintonPerkins [L] and Swinton [R] would both make excellent Whos

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Paul Hollywood, Mel Giedroyc, Mary Berry and Sue Perkins - The Arqiva British Academy Television Awards held at the Royal Festival Hall - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th May 2013

Paul Hollywood, Mel Giedroyc, Mary Berry and Sue Perkins
Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry
Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry
Paul Hollywood, Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins and Mary Berry
Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry and Sue Perkins
Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry

Sue Perkins Wednesday 12th December 2012

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Sue Perkins Wednesday 31st October 2012 attending 'The Supper Club' in aid of Terrence Higgins Trust - Arrivals

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The Great British Bake Off Final: An All Male Affair!


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The Great British Bake Off final kicked off tonight, and without giving you any spoilers for those that want to catch up on BBC iPlayer, we can safely tell you that the show has a male winner, because all the finalists were blokes!

Okay, maybe just that one spoiler for those who are really catching up. But what happened to the age-old stereotype, which states that women stay in the kitchen, huh? It’s gone: it has to be done and dusted now, as the arguably the most watched cooking competition is hosted by women, and competed solely by men as it enters its swansong. We at Contact Music are happy it’s gone; let the men bake and the women be captains of industry as we enter 2013. The Great British Bake off, presented by comedy duo, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, was mooted to draw in a gigantic 5m viewers, as we find out who the top baker is, and we wouldn’t be surprised if it trumped that estimation.

It’s not just viewers, either; manufacturers of baking products must be licking their sticky lips when Bake Off season comes round, with some products increasing 500% in sale. People are being in spurred on to create pastries and tasty breads. A lot of you will be tempted to join in, but be warned: it is a science, you cant just bung a load of stuff in a bowl and expect it to work, as we’re sure you’ll have noticed by some of the failings of the hopefuls on the show. Happy baking!


Sue Perkins Thursday 5th November 2009 The Stonewall Awards held at the Victoria and Albert Museum London, England

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Terry Wogan and Sue Perkins - Terry Wogan and Sue Perkins London, England - BBC Proms in the Park at Hyde Park Saturday 13th September 2008

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Terry Wogan and Sue Perkins
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