Mel Giedroyc thinks GBBO will be 'better' on C4
5 May 2017 - 3:00 PM

Mel Giedroyc thinks GBBO will be 'better' on C4

Share article:

Mel Giedroyc thinks the "Great British Bake Off" will be "better" now it's moved channels.

The 48-year-old presenter hosted the popular BBC baking show for seven years alongside her friend Sue Perkins and, although she was "sad" to turn her back on it once it was bought by Channel 4 at the end of last year, she is convinced it'll be different now that Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding have been brought in as her replacement.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz at Magic Radio's Magic at the Musicals event in London on Thursday (04.05.17) night, she said: "People have been very very lovely and very kind. You know it's a sad thing but we had seven incredible years and seven years is a long time in showbiz that's about one hundred and fifty two years.

"Sue and I were given an amazing gift and we loved it and hopefully we've passed it on in a good way. We were in touch with Noel [when he was approached for the job]. I passed him the seeded baton. It will be different and better. But if it's better I'll be livid."

Noel and Sandi will be joined on the new series by judges Paul Hollywood - who moved across to Channel 4 with the show after he was offered a mega-money deal - and Prue Leith when it returns to screens later this year.

Paul Hollywood: City Bakes gets the axe

Paul Hollywood: City Bakes gets the axe

18 April 2018 - 11:00 AM

Paul Hollywood: City Bakes gets the axe

Not much is known about the new series but bosses have confirmed the episodes will run for 75 minutes - instead of an hour - due to the ad breaks that take place on Channel 4.

A spokesperson for the show said: "We have always promised viewers that they would not be short-changed on the show, even though we are an ad-funded channel. The programme will run for 75 minutes to allow that."

Noel Fielding names son after surrealist Salvador Dali?

Noel Fielding names son after surrealist Salvador Dali?

14 April 2018 - 9:00 AM

Noel Fielding names son after surrealist Salvador Dali?

Not only have producers made a conscious effort to keep the running time the same as the BBC but they've also decided to keep some of the show's main format elements.

Sources have claimed the theme tune, as well as the filming location of Welford Park in Berkshire, will remain the same so as to keep loyal "GBBO" fans from switching off.

An insider said previously "While Channel 4 are keen to put their own stamp on the show, they are not trying to reinvent the wheel.

"They want to attract new legions of Bake Off fans, but also don't want to dishearten those loyal viewers who have been watching it for years and are planning to keep doing so despite the change in channel.

"Viewers will get the familiar tent set-up, in the beautiful grounds of Welford Park, and the same theme tune they've been hearing since it was first launched in 2010."

Kate Oates quits Coronation Street
24 April 2018

Kate Oates quits Coronation Street

Kate Oates quits Coronation Street
Mary Berry worried about judging again
24 April 2018

Mary Berry worried about judging again

Mary Berry worried about judging again
Iain MacLeod replaces Kate Oates on Coronation Street
24 April 2018

Iain MacLeod replaces Kate Oates on Coronation Street

Iain MacLeod replaces Kate Oates on Coronation Street
Kate Oates quits Coronation Street
24 April 2018

Kate Oates quits Coronation Street

Kate Oates quits Coronation Street
Richard Blackwood considered suicide at his lowest point
23 April 2018

Richard Blackwood considered suicide at his lowest point

Richard Blackwood considered suicide at his lowest point
Len Goodman admits to using marijuana
23 April 2018

Len Goodman admits to using marijuana

Len Goodman admits to using marijuana
Richard Blackwood considered suicide at his lowest point
23 April 2018

Richard Blackwood considered suicide at his lowest point

Richard Blackwood considered suicide at his lowest point
Helen Flanagan teases 'hilarious' Corrie exit storyline
23 April 2018

Helen Flanagan teases 'hilarious' Corrie exit storyline

Helen Flanagan teases 'hilarious' Corrie exit storyline
The Good Karma Hospital set for 3rd series
23 April 2018

The Good Karma Hospital set for 3rd series

The Good Karma Hospital set for 3rd series
Brian Belo blasts Emma Willis
23 April 2018

Brian Belo blasts Emma Willis

Brian Belo blasts Emma Willis
Masterchef star Matt Campbell dies after London Marathon
23 April 2018

Masterchef star Matt Campbell dies after London Marathon

Masterchef star Matt Campbell dies after London Marathon
Jimmy Krankie nearly landed Hollyoaks role
23 April 2018

Jimmy Krankie nearly landed Hollyoaks role

Jimmy Krankie nearly landed Hollyoaks role