The Great British Bake Off has been delivered another blow, as Mary Berry bows out. With the show moving to Channel 4 it saw Mel & Sue step down and now this! Can GBBO survive? And if it does, the question is can it live up to the show it is today? We have to say we are all devastated here in I Love Cooking HQ! However one saving grace is Paul Hollywood is staying with the show, so maybe, just maybe, there may be some magic left for GBBO.
Mary Berry’s statement in full:
“What a privilege and honour it has been to be part of seven years of magic in a tent – The Great British Bake Off. The Bake Off family – Paul, Mel and Sue have given me so much joy and laughter.
“My decision to stay with the BBC is out of loyalty to them, as they have nurtured me, and the show, that was a unique and brilliant format from day one. I am just sad for the audience who may not be ready for change, I hope they understand my decision.
“I wish the programme, crew and future bakers every possible success and I am so very sad not to be a part of it.
“Farewell to soggy bottoms.”