It was Batter Week on The Great British Bake Off episode four, a chance for everyone battered by the stories of the past few days to pretend that nothing has changed.
Except everything’s changed. Mel and Sue won’t be staying with the show when it moves from the BBC to Channel 4. No more gentle pat on the shoulder to let the baker know everything’s going to be OK. No more poking fun at Paul and Mary. No more Chur-ros Kemp.
Tonight’s show made us realise – if we hadn’t already – just how vital Mel and Sue are to The Great British Bake Off.
Every time Mel and Sue make me laugh I feel sadder and sadder this week #gbbo
— Richard Burr (@RichardPBurr) September 14, 2016
Not even the challenges could keep people’s minds off the future.
they made heart pancakes on GBBO but my heart is broken with mel and sue leaving #GBBO
— – (@hometownfansuk) September 14, 2016
It wasn’t just because we knew they were leaving. Even if everything had stayed the same, this was a vintage ep for Mel and Sue.
— Gabriella Cox (@gabriella_cox) September 14, 2016
That "Do I have to get the lawyers again? Never touch" moment is why Mel and Sue are going to be so missed #GBBO
— Michael Hogan (@michaelhogan) September 14, 2016
Lots of people could have come up with that Churros Kemp gag.
Not many could have delivered it like Sue Perkins.
Best of luck, C4. #GBBO
— Ian Hyland (@HylandIan) September 14, 2016
It was all, frankly, a bit weird watching them carry on as if nothing had happened (in their pre-recorded bliss, of course, nothing had).
I keep expecting someone to burst into the tent, having travelled back in time, to inform Mel & Sue that it's their last series 🙁 #GBBO
— BBC Good Food (@bbcgoodfood) September 14, 2016
— BBC One (@BBCOne) September 14, 2016
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) September 14, 2016
These next few weeks will be hard. But we must savour every moment.
— Kate Bottley (@revkatebottley) September 14, 2016