Did you spot Sue Perkins’ joke about leaving the Bake Off tent?

If only she'd known...


Last night’s Bake Off was an emotional rollercoaster: Val left and made that heart-wrenching speech, there was a miniature fire, and in case our nerves weren’t shredded enough, Sue Perkins went and made a joke about leaving Bake Off.


After chatting to baker Tom about his cereal-flavoured Danish pastries, Sue joked: “As we say in the breakfast cereal world, Cheerio!”

She then carried on the joke by saying: “I’m leaving the tent guys, it’s been really great.”

Oh Sue. You chirpy, chipper Bake Off host, if only you’d known…

Her quip had Twitter reaching for the tissues…

It wasn’t for the first time…

Of course, this episode was filmed a while ago so it’s a complete coincidence – OR IS IT – that she made the joke. But it’s still not okay, especially with today’s news that Mary Berry is also quitting the tent (don’t worry, folks – Paul Hollywood is staying on).

Speculation is still rife about who will replace Mel and Sue when Bake Off moves to Channel 4, after the punning pair decided not to go “with the dough”.



Alas, all hope is not lost, as you can catch Mel and Sue being completely hilarious for the rest of this series of Bake Off, which continues on BBC1 at 8pm next Wednesday.