Following the shock news that Great British Bake Off is moving from the BBC to Channel 4, the show’s been dealt another blow as hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc have confirmed they won’t be going with it.
In a statement given to the Press Association by their spokeswoman, the innuendo-loving duo revealed the sad news and broke millions of hearts across the cake-loving country; fans of the show have now responded in abject horror.
They pair said: “We were very shocked and saddened to learn yesterday evening that Bake Off will be moving from its home. We made no secret of our desire for the show to remain where it was.“The BBC nurtured the show from its infancy and helped give it its distinctive warmth and charm, growing it from an audience of two million to nearly 15 at its peak.
“We’ve had the most amazing time on Bake Off, and have loved seeing it rise and rise like a pair of yeasted Latvian baps. We’re not going with the dough. We wish all the future bakers every success.”
Bake Off fans – who were already incensed over the popular programme’s channel hop – took to Twitter to share their grief over this latest bombshell.
Many declared it just won’t be the same without them, while another dubbed it a “national crisis”. One fan even revealed they had shed a tear.
— Richard Burr (@RichardPBurr) September 13, 2016
Mel and Sue quitting bake off is going to cause a national crisis
— Molly (@MollyAnneR_) September 13, 2016
Mel and Sue are quitting Bake Off!?!? Oh 2016 pic.twitter.com/1GEQwDLoas
— Jess Hearts Books (@JessHeartsBooks) September 13, 2016
Mel and Sue won't be in the next #GBBO
No good….no good at all
Sorry, but I don't like that
— Moonlight Kisser (@JunkoLovesMavs) September 13, 2016
Mel and Sue dropping out of bake off is the first step towards a ruined show
— Esme (@esmetodd) September 13, 2016
Is Bake Off even worth watching now Mel and Sue have quit?? #GBBO
— Becca Rudd (@beccaarudd) September 13, 2016
— amy (@SUBURBIACON) September 13, 2016
adverts, no Mel and Sue, less time on telly? #GBBO this is not what I signed up for
— abbie• (@abbieheaton1) September 13, 2016
— Olive (@olivial0vesyou) September 13, 2016
in years to come people will ask – where were you when you heard the news that mel and sue were leaving #gbbo?
— James Ballantyne (@JamesOSM) September 13, 2016
Mel and Sue have quit Bake Off so I am quitting at life goodbye all I don't really see the point anymore
— Robyn (@robynlarr) September 13, 2016
— soph (@SophieMarieMurs) September 13, 2016
#GBBO without Mel and Sue will be like top gear without Richard, James and Jeremy…
— Oliver Abbott (@oliabbott02) September 13, 2016
First Harambe, then Brexit, now Mel and Sue. 2016 has been harsh.
— Joe Bazooka (@JoeBazooooka) September 13, 2016
— Laura Rose (@laurguy) September 13, 2016
Now Mel and Sue have gone pic.twitter.com/nVS8M5kWTR
— Amy Dewsnip (@AmyDewsnip97) September 13, 2016
Mel and Sue have quit bake off how can I ever watch it the same
— soph (@thoseirwindeyes) September 13, 2016
Mel and Sue leaving is a fresh hell I can't deal with.
— Ben (@Push10Ben) September 13, 2016
— Bodily Head (@bodily_head) September 13, 2016