Yes, Britons have had to face yet another piece of soul-destroying news in 2016 as news arrived yesterday that the Great British Bake Off will leave the BBC.
It has been confirmed that Channel 4 will pick up the programme, but lose its much-loved hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins. The two queens of innuendo said they aren’t “going with the dough” and so will not present any new series, in whatever form they take.
As expected, fans since the first run of the show in 2010 are heartbroken. We headed to Twitter to see what they have to say.
Certain fans liken the event to Brexit.
— Claire Davies (@cloudavies) September 12, 2016
Channel 4 Gogglebox star is confused by the news.
— Kate Bottley (@revkatebottley) September 12, 2016
Even those who aren’t avid viewers seem perplexed…
Not a #GBBO fan but if Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood quit as well as Mel and Sue, what have channel4 paid £25m for? A tent and some bunting?
— ADAM (@ad_spence22) September 13, 2016
— Mary Berry (@MaryBerryNOT) September 13, 2016
Some worry about 2016’s growing reputation as a celebrity-snatcher.
— Becky 🐶 (@milkbubbletea) September 13, 2016
Some see a loophole…
“Up next on BBC1, Mel and Sue present a completely new show, 'Cakes in a Tent'”
— Janine Gibson (@janinegibson) September 13, 2016
We can always keep our fingers crossed.
With viewing figures peaking at up to 15 million, who can say what lies next for the Great British Bake Off?
Might it now be simply… mediocre?