Need a reason to love Sue Perkins even more? We’ve got one: on Sunday night, as host of the TV Baftas, she delivered some fantastically barbed jokes about the Great British Bake Off’s move from the BBC to Channel 4.
For starters, the former Bake Off host described BBC drama The Replacement as “a show about how stressful it can be when someone takes over your job,” adding “I really couldn’t relate to it.”
She continued: “Genuinely, hand on heart, the very best of luck to the new Bake Off team. They’re going to need it. They’re about to discover what Mel and I left for them in the groundsheet.”
And finishing her Bafta speech, Perkins added the cherry on the cake: “Let’s crack on before someone sells the format to Channel 4″.
She also presented a fantastic opening skit, complete with Mary Berry playing strip poker and a balaclava-clad Ed Balls. Because why not.