Stars come out in support of Mel and Sue as they announce Bake Off resignation

Celebrities support the presenting duo's decision to leave The Great British Bake Off after the move from BBC to Channel 4

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Actors, writers and celebrities have lent their support to Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins following their announcement that they would be leaving The Great British Bake Off.

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The pair confirmed that they would not be “going with the dough” following the news that Channel 4 had paid Bake Off creators Love Productions to broadcast the show for the next three years. The BBC had refused to pay a reported £25 million a year to keep the show.

The Late Late Show presenter James Corden said he had “huge respect” for Mel and Sue following the decision.

While YouTube star and former Comic Relief baker Zoella said that Bake Off “won’t be the same without Mel & Sue”.

Former EastEnders boss Dominic Treadwell-Collins said he had “always loved Mel and Sue”.

While Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss said it “wasn’t too late” for Channel 4 to change their minds.

Comedian Jack Dee praised the pair, as did writer Emma Kennedy and Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffat.

Former Bake Off stars too have been lending their support to Mel and Sue, including Richard Burr and Martha Collison.