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Sue Perkins admits it would be "weird" to watch the new show

Former Great British Bake Off host, Sue Perkins, has said she's unsure about watching the new Channel 4 version of the show because it would be “weird”.

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1st Mar 2017

Former Great British Bake Off host, Sue Perkins, has said she's unsure about watching the new Channel 4 version of the show because it would be “weird”

She also admited “it does sting sometimes” because she is no longer part of the show. Mel Giedroyc and Perkins co-hosted the show on BBC1, they said it was “really sad” they could not continue. It was their decision to leave GBBO along with Mary Berry, after Love Productions moved to Channel 4 in the television scandal of 2016. Paul Hollywood was the only team member of the awesome foursome to go with the show (or the 'dough). In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, Perkins said of the decision: “It was the right thing. And there was no hesitation. We both wish it all the best. “Hand on heart, I don't know if I'd watch it because that might be a bit weird but that doesn't mean you don't want it to succeed.” She added: “It does sting sometimes that we're not doing it any more - and of course it's really sad - but we made our decision and we made it quickly and together.” Giedroyc said it “felt like the right thing to do” to leave the show, adding: “It's going to be sad not to be doing it but we've got amazing memories.” Perkins told the newspaper Bake Off had spent years building its audience at the BBC, explaining: “When it started, Bake Off wasn't a big hit. Respect to the people who said: 'We'll keep commissioning this and give it a chance." Giedroyc added: “ It was very dry, nary a gag in sight. We tried to lighten it up a bit and I feel proud that we set the template.” The show is expected to show on Channel 4 this summer, with Prue Leith replacing Mary Berry as judge. This story first appeared on The Telegraph

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