No more innuendos about soggy ladyfingers; no more trips to Victorian bakeries to investigate technical challenges; no more shoulders to cry on when a bake has gone terribly wrong. Sue Perkins has bid a final adieu to the Great British Bake Off, and she’s pretty sad about it.
Sue and comedy partner Mel Giedroyc quit the baking show in September when producers announced they were abandoning BBC1 and taking the Bake Off to Channel 4.
That doesn’t mean they’re not terribly upset about how it all turned out – and Sue even cried as she recorded her final ever Bake Off voice over.
The Great Christmas Bake Off will be the last time we get to see the gang all together.
Alongside some of our favourite contestants from previous series – including Norman, Howard and James – we will say goodbye to Mel and Sue, as well as outgoing judge and baking matriarch Mary Berry.
In a joint statement in September, the Bake Off hosts commented: “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.”
No word on who will replace them – but it will be an emotional final episode. We may shed some tears of our own.
The Great Christmas Bake Off will air its first episode at 4:45pm on Christmas Day on BBC1. Part two will air on Boxing Day at 7pm