Published: Wed, September 06, 2017
Technology | By Timothy Carter

The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off

Speaking to the BBC over the weekend, Serge said that Fielding's involvement in the show will "open doors" for young people to get into different types of art, music and culture.

C4 nabbed rights to the ratings smasher past year after the BBC lost the contract to air it following disagreements over price with Love Productions, the United Kingdom firm behind the baking format.

The Great British Bake Off continues on Tuesdays at 8pm on Channel 4.

Episode one pulled in 6.5 million viewers, more than double the number Channel 4 had previously said it would need to break even.

Series 4's Howard Middleton tweeted a review of the show he'd written, in which he described the new incarnation as having a 'promising recipe of familiarity and freshness'.

The show returned to screens on Channel 4 with new hosts, and a new judge, with fans flocking to crown their baking champ.

The reason of course, is that tonight Bake Off will be appearing on Channel 4 rather than the BBC.

At its peak, the now Mary Berry-less show attracted 6.8 million viewers.

Viewers took to Twitter throughout the episode on Tuesday night, sharing their thoughts on the series.

When it was announced that The Great British Bake Off was heading for Channel 4 and leaving Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins and dear old Mary Berry behind, we were outraged to say the least. Peak viewing reached 7.7 million with a 34.6% share.

The broadcaster paid £75m for the show in a three-year deal.

When the Bake Off airs on Channel 4, it will be the first time the cookery show is broadcast with adverts. In The Daily Telegraph, Michael Hogan gave the Channel 4 version five of five stars, calling it "the same flavorsome confection" and saying "dough devotees can rest easy".

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