Jeremy Clarkson wades into The Great British Bake Off saga
Jeremy Clarkson has given his view on The Great British Bake Off controversy.
Hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc sensationally quit the show on Tuesday, following its move to Channel 4.
And judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood have yet to confirm they will be joining the series.
But now Jeremy – who has moved channels after getting into trouble with the BBC – has suggested that people have got the wrong idea by getting angry about Bake Off moving.
Every single person commenting on the Bake Off story hasn't got a clue what they're talking about.
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) September 13, 2016
Mel and Sue revealed that they are ânot going with the doughâ and were âshocked and saddenedâ to learn of Bake Offâs move from the BBC.
âWe made no secret of our desire for the show to remain where it was,” they added.
âThe 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.â
They ended their statement: âWeâve had the most amazing time on Bake Off, and have loved seeing it rise and rise like a pair of yeasted Latvian baps.”
Jo Brand â host of spin-off show An Extra Slice â is the odds-on favourite to front the next series.
Other popular names in the mix include actress Jennifer Saunders, comedian Sarah Millican, comic Ed Byrne and presenter Davina McCall.
Meanwhile, it has emerged that the next series of Bake Off might not go on air until 2018, with Channel 4 possibly having to follow a âholdbackâ clause in the contract between the BBC and Love Productions.
A celebrity version of the show will be broadcast in 2017, in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.
Paul has previously spoken of he and his co-starsâ allegiance to the BBC.
âItâs not up to us, itâs up to the production company, but as far as Mary, Mel, Sue and myself are concerned we want to stay on the BBC,â he has said.
According to BBC News, the corporation is believed to have offered Love Productions, the producers of the popular baking programme, Â£15 million per year to keep the show.
This amount fell Â£10 million short of what the corporation would need to retain the show on BBC One, it was reported.
Channel 4 has signed a three-year agreement with Love Productions, and the BBC said it had âmade a very strong offer to keep the show but we are a considerable distance apart on the moneyâ.