“Scheduling decisions are made closer to the time. Bake Off is not part of my thinking or the scheduling team’s thinking,” Holland said.
“You want to play something to get the best audience. There’s no sense of one particular show dominating our thinking.
“It’s amazing if anything becomes a big hit. But programmes grow. You don’t commission programmes thinking they’re going to be a big hit. The reason why you commission a show like that is because it was a great idea.”
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