Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc quit as hosts of The Great British Bake Off

Pair deliver bombshell news that they are "not going with the dough" the day after the show's format has been bought by Channel 4

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Bake Off presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are quitting as The Great British Bake Off presenters in the wake of the decision to sell the format to Channel 4.

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 The pair issued saying they would not be following the series from BBC to Channel 4, adding pointedly that they were “not going with the dough”.

The full statement reads:

“We were very shocked and saddened to learn yesterday evening that Bake Off will be moving from its home. We made no secret of our desire for the show to remain where it was.

“The 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 million at its peak.

“We’ve had the most amazing time on Bake Off, and have loved seeing it rise and rise like a pair of yeasted Latvian baps.

“We’re not going with the dough. We wish all the future bakers every success.”

The pair would be making no further comment. Love Productions, the creative team behind Bake Off, said that they ‘respected their decision’ not to continue with the show.

“We would like to thank Mel and Sue for bringing their own unique humour to the tent over the past years and we respect their decision not to be part of the Bake Off team on Channel 4,” a production statement read.

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Now it remains to be seen whether Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry will stay with the show.