Great British Bake Off sex parody ‘infuriates Channel 4’ bosses

The Great British Bake Off producers are reportedly "fuming" after the much-loved family show has been given a very X-rated porn parody makeover.

Bosses at Channel 4 are allegedly furious over the porn parody, called The Great British Bonk Off, due to it being protected by copyright law.

In the raunchy parody, hosts Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are rebranded as Mary Cherry and Paul Hardywood.

The parody was initially released in 2018 and has returned following the latest series of the hit Channel 4 baking show.

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Despite it going against everything the daytime TV show promotes, bosses reportedly don't have a leg to stand on with getting it removed as it is protected by copyright law.

Due to the porn being a parody, it is protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act.

The act was amended in 2014 to allow protection for those who use material if it's for parody purposes.

Therefore, Zaucey who made the Bonk Off parody can continue making the X-rated videos.

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Other shows which have been turned into parodies include a Brexit one called Hard Brexxxit, Poldark as Poled**k and Gogglebox as Gogglec**ks.

Speaking to The Sunday Times, Anna Kieran, co-founder of Zaucey, defended the videos and said: "They’re just a bit of fun.

"We often look at what’s happening in the media and draw inspiration."

The naughty show is on a £16.99-a-month service Zaucey, which is owned by Portland TV.

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Explaining how the law works, Estelle Derclaye, professor of intellectual property law at Nottingham University, told The Sunday Times: "All you need to prove is that you have evoked an existing work but that it is also noticeably different.

"That it constitutes an expression of humour or mockery."

Daily Star Online has contacted Channel 4 for comment.

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