The Great British Bake Off signs two-year deal with Channel 4

The Great British Bake Off signs two-year deal with Channel 4 and will be on air until at least 2021

The Great British Bake Off is staying put after Channel 4 announced that they have signed a two-year contract with the much loved cooking show on Friday. 

Alongside the main show the spin-off Junior Bake Off is also set to return to TV screens and it will be the first time it has aired on the channel. 

The new deal has been secured with producers Love Productions to keep Bake Off on the channel until at least 2021. 

Tasty: The Great British Bake Off is staying put after Channel 4 announced that they have signed a two-year contract with the much loved cooking show on Friday

Love Productions’ chief executive Richard McKerrow said: ‘We are delighted to have extended Bake Off’s stay on Channel 4 after two great years together.

‘We have been hugely encouraged by the audience response and feedback the show has received during its time on Channel 4 and are thrilled to be bringing Junior Bake Off to the Channel. 


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‘It seems particularly appropriate to be announcing news of the extension on Channel 4 as we enjoy Bake Off’s tenth anniversary on British television.’

Channel 4 snapped up Bake Off from the BBC in 2016, with the broadcaster acquiring the show in a reported £75 million deal.

Popular! Alongside the main show the spin-off Junior Bake Off is also set to return to TV screens and it will be the first time it has aired on the channel

Judge: Channel 4 snapped up Bake Off from the BBC in 2016, with the broadcaster acquiring the show in a reported £75 million deal, with Paul Hollywood remaining with the show

Ian Kratz of Channel 4 said of the news: ‘We’re delighted to be continuing our fantastically collaborative partnership with Love Productions and especially to be discovering a new generation of British baking talent with Junior Bake Off.

‘The Great British Bake Off has become one of our best-loved shows, embodying the warmth the channel is known for.’ 

When the show moved channels from the BBC in 2016, British food writer and television presenter Mary Berry quit the cooking competition alongside hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc.

Baker Paul Hollywood remained with the show and has been joined by Prue Leith to judge the competitions.

Taking over presenting duties in the latest series have been Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding who also have hosted editions of the show such as The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C as well as a Christmas special.  

Line-up: Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith judge the baking show competition while Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding present 

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