The Great British Bake Off will be hosted on Channel 4, it’s been confirmed.
The BBC said they would have loved to have kept the show but added they were “a considerable distance apart on the money”.
Location, Location, Location presenter Kirstie Allsopp has aired her views on Twitter, saying it is not “a smart move”.
Bake Off shift shows a disgraceful lack of gratitude from the producers to the BBC who commissioned it in the first place, not a smart move.— 🅺🅸🆁🆂🆃🅸🅴 (@KirstieMAllsopp) September 12, 2016
She then added later:
— 🅺🅸🆁🆂🆃🅸🅴 (@KirstieMAllsopp) September 12, 2016
So far, none of the presenters or judges have commented, but Sue Perkins did re-tweet the statement the BBC released.
She’s not the only person to have their say on the news.
Here is what celebrities and fans are saying:
Bake-off on ITV is just wrong. Like putting the Archers on TalkSport— Adam Parsons (@adamparsons) September 12, 2016
Former Bake Off contestant Richard Burr aired his feelings:
— Richard Burr (@RichardPBurr) September 12, 2016
People are already speculating about the ad break element…
Mel: 'On your marks'
Sue: 'Get set...'
🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄#GBBO— Luke (@Luke_E_J) September 12, 2016
Sometimes only a Bake Off pun will do…
A Marvel makeover for Mary Berry?
I didnt watch it before..The only way I'd watch now is if Netflix got it and gave it a Marvel makeover with Mary Berry wearing a cape #GBBO— MazDOz (@OzmaLionheart) September 12, 2016
Cue The Beatles lyrics: ‘We can work it out…’
Dear @LoveProdHouse can't we work this out? After all we've been through? Baked Alaskagate, Custard wars and the amazing Nadia #GBBO— Kate Bottley (@revkatebottley) September 12, 2016
Fans will still get their Bake Off fix next year though as Channel 4 has confirmed the first instalment will be a celebrity version of the show, in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.