Paul Hollywood WILL move to Channel 4 with 'The Great British Bake Off' 5 years ago

Paul Hollywood WILL move to Channel 4 with 'The Great British Bake Off'

It has been a tumultuous 24 hours for GBBO fans.

We're all still emotional wrecks after last night's eviction of fan-favourite Val. Then came the news this morning that Mary Berry has quit the show over its planned move to Channel 4.

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Now, within an hour of the Berry news breaking, Love Productions, which makes GBBO, has confirmed that remaining judge Paul Hollywood will be sticking with the series when it moves from the BBC next year.

Hollywood has signed a three-year deal to stick with the show.

His full statement reads:

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“Since I was a kid, baking has been part of my life. The seven series inside the tent have created some great memories. Best of all, I have felt so pleased to experience other people getting the baking bug, just as I did when my dad helped me make my first loaf.

“The Great British Bake Off has brought baking to the nation and we’ve seen people from all walks of life and backgrounds, experience the highs and lows of competition, and more importantly helping each other.

"It’s been a huge part of my life in the past few years and I just couldn’t turn my back on all that – the bakers themselves, the bakes, the team that makes it, and of course the tent, the bunting, and who could forget… the squirrels.

“So I am delighted that I will be continuing as a judge when Bake Off moves to Channel 4. I want to thank the BBC and Mel and Sue for making my time in the tent great fun and really rewarding.”