Can you imagine how horrible it would have been to phone up Sue Perkins to break the news that The Great British Bake Off was moving to Channel 4? Fortunately you don’t need to: the former GBBO presenter found out on Facebook.
Speaking to food critic and occasional MasterChef judge Jay Rayner for The Observer, Perkins admitted: “I learnt the news from a friend’s Facebook page.
“For a while it was really painful, but everybody has to do as they see best. It was seven years of my life and it had seen me through highs and lows.
“For three months, I’d go off to a stately home, play whist with Mary Berry, see all my friends and meet some really great bakers. Then, when it was all done, I’d go off on holiday.”