This Morning's Phillip Schofield claims Mel and Sue have "killed" The Great British Bake Off by quitting

Published Wednesday, Sep 14 2016, 15:38 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
This Morning's Phillip Schofield has said he thinks The Great British Bake Off's hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins may have "killed" the show by deciding to quit. Agree?

Fans of Bake Off went into overdrive when Mel and Sue announced their exit, so there's no doubt that they are going to be truly missed when the show makes its move from the BBC to Channel 4, but can it really survive without them?

Phil doesn't think so. And he didn't hold back when voicing his opinion on the matter.

Great British Bake Off: Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins
7 September

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Following *that* Bake Off joke that hugely backfired (This Morning had teased an 'official announcement' about Bake Off's 'new' presenters that caused uproar on Twitter), Phil told his co-host Holly Willoughby: "Controversially, I think they've killed it."

Taken aback Holly remarked: "Just put it out there," prompting Phil to repeat: "I think they've killed it."

With a lot of uncertainty now surrounding Bake Off, it's no surprise many are speculating about its future and after Mel and Sue hung up their boots, fans are worried that judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood could follow suit.

Bake Off without Mel and Sue is devastating enough, right? But without Paul and Mary too?! We can't even.

Great British Bake Off: Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry and Sue Perkins
7 September

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Mel and Sue's joint exit came after it was announced that Bake Off will be jumping ship to Channel 4. Not wanting to make the move with it, Mel and Sue said in a statement: "We were very shocked and saddened to learn yesterday evening that Bake Off will be moving from its home. We made no secret of our desire for the show to remain where it was.

"The BBC nurtured the show from its infancy and helped give it its distinctive warmth and charm, growing it from an audience of two million to nearly 15 at its peak. We've had the most amazing time on Bake Off, and have loved seeing it rise and rise like a pair of yeasted Latvian baps.

"We're not going with the dough. We wish all the future bakers every success."

GBBO producers and a spokesperson for Channel 4 have now responded to Mel and Sue, insisting that they "respect" the duo's decision.

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