This isn’t the last we’ve seen of Bake Off on the BBC

The show will be back on the Beeb one final time for two festive specials this Christmas

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We’re a nation in mourning after Wednesday’s last ever Great British Bake Off finale on the BBC. And quite right too – whatever happens to the show when it moves to Channel 4, it’s safe to say it will be a different beast without departing judge Mary Berry and hosts Mel and Sue.

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It’s worth remembering, though, that this isn’t quite the last we’ve seen of that perfect Bake Off recipe, with it set to return for two Christmas specials before the year is out.

The news was announced earlier this year, with BBC director of content Charlotte Moore saying at the time: “Mary, Paul, Mel and Sue are the perfect recipe for the festive season.” But the BBC’s official Bake Off Twitter account was quick to remind viewers after last night’s final, with a suitably Christmassy image.

There was much excitement from Bake Off fans…

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And even one or two ideas of how they could tweak the recipe…

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