There is some worrying news for GBBO fans.The current series of The Great British Bake Off will be the last to air on the BBC after the production company behind the hit baking show is said to have broken talks to renew their contract with the corporation after negotiations dragged on for more than a year.
Love Productions told The Telegraph that it had been “unable to reach agreement on terms to renew the commission of The Great British Bake Off’. An email was sent to staff which read: “We are writing to let you all know that, with deep regret, after more than a year of exhaustive negotiations we have been unable to reach an agreement with the BBC for the renewal of The Great British Bake Off.”
In a statement they added: “After an extraordinary six-year journey with the BBC, Love renew the commission of The Great British Bake Off. We will now be focusing on finding a new partner to develop the familiar show that the British public turn to in their millions.”
Fans have already expressed concerns that product placement, advertising breaks or prize money would ruin their beloved show’s gentle format, where competitors rush to help each other and encourage one another through tricky bakes.