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

Channel 4 will keep on to air the Fantastic British Bake Off for an additional a few a long time following the broadcaster signed a new offer with the show’s producers.

The arrangement with Enjoy Productions will also increase to Channel 4’s current deals for Bake Off: An More Slice, Junior Bake Off, Bake Off: The Industry experts, The Fantastic Superstar Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer and The Fantastic Pottery Toss Down.

Before this calendar year Aldi prolonged its sponsorship of the show and its spin-offs in a offer really worth a noted £4m. 

Ian Katz, Channel 4’s chief material officer, explained: “We are thrilled that Channel 4 will keep on to provide up Bake Off’s one of a kind mixture of heat, humour and soggy bottoms for a long time to come. 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, chief government of Enjoy Productions, explained the offer underlined a “mutual regard and partnership which allows us to bring Bake Off to the widest viewers possible”.

Bake Off is just one of Channel 4’s most common exhibits, with last year’s closing watched by 11.5m men and women, successful an viewers share of pretty much 42pc.

This sequence is averaging 8.7m viewers an episode, creating it second only to Strictly Arrive Dancing as the most common unscripted show.

The cooking programme was first broadcast by the BBC in 2010 and continued for 7 sequence.

It moved to Channel 4 in 2017 following its maker, the Sky-owned Enjoy Productions, failed to concur a new offer with the BBC. The firm came in for criticism for getting Bake Off to the highest bidder in a offer really worth a noted £25 a calendar year.  

The show’s highest viewers through its BBC era was 16m viewers in 2016.

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, who introduced the show on the BBC, did not make the shift to Channel and explained at the time: “We are not likely with the dough.”