There is, of course, a back story.
"The Great British Bake Off, often referred to as Bake Off or GBBO, is a BAFTA award-winning British television baking competition which selects from amongst its contestants the best amateur baker. The series is presented by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, and judged by cookery writer Mary Berry and professional baker Paul Hollywood." (Wiki)
|Paul, Sue, Mel & Mary|
Be that as it may, the two presenters - Mel and Sue - stated immediately that they would not be going to Channel 4 with the show. Paul Hollywood subsequently announced that he would. But only a day or two ago, Mary Berry declared that she would remain with the Beeb out of loyalty to the broadcaster that had given the show its start.
(Loyalty: now there's an old-fashioned notion!)
I reckon that I, with the OB, must be one of only a very small minority of people in this country that has never watched:
- The Great British Bake Off;
- Strictly Come Dancing;
- The X Factor;
- Britain's Got Talent;
- The Voice.
- Coronation Street;
- Holby City
Maybe there's something wrong with us - or maybe it's all the others who are out of step!