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Bake Off stays on Channel 4 in new three-year deal

Channel 4 will carry on to air the Great British Bake Off for one more three a long time immediately after the broadcaster signed a new deal with the show’s producers.

The agreement with Like Productions will also extend to Channel 4’s current bargains for Bake Off: An More Slice, Junior Bake Off, Bake Off: The Pros, The Great Superstar Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer and The Great Pottery Throw Down.

Before this 12 months Aldi extended its sponsorship of the demonstrate and its spin-offs in a deal truly worth a documented £4m. 

Ian Katz, Channel 4’s main content material officer, stated: “We are thrilled that Channel 4 will carry on to provide up Bake Off’s exclusive mix of warmth, humour and soggy bottoms for a long time to appear. Bake Off is all about optimism, celebrating eccentricity and bringing the nation together – precisely what a publicly owned Channel 4 is below to do.”

Richard McKerrow, main executive of Like Productions, stated the deal underlined a “mutual respect and partnership which permits us to convey Bake Off to the widest viewers possible”.

Bake Off is just one of Channel 4’s most popular demonstrates, with very last year’s ultimate viewed by eleven.5m persons, successful an viewers share of virtually 42pc.

This series is averaging 8.7m viewers an episode, earning it 2nd only to Strictly Come Dancing as the most popular unscripted demonstrate.

The cooking programme was 1st broadcast by the BBC in 2010 and ongoing for seven series.

It moved to Channel 4 in 2017 immediately after its maker, the Sky-owned Like Productions, unsuccessful to agree a new deal with the BBC. The corporation came in for criticism for using Bake Off to the optimum bidder in a deal truly worth a documented £25 a 12 months.  

The show’s optimum viewers throughout its BBC era was 16m viewers in 2016.

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, who presented the demonstrate on the BBC, did not make the go to Channel and stated at the time: “We are not going with the dough.”