‘Great British Bake Off’ Renewed at Channel 4 for Three Years – The Hollywood Reporter
British community Channel 4 has renewed its license with The Nice British Bake Off producer Love Productions.
The deal will see the hit present run for an extra three years, till 2024, and likewise consists of Bake Off: An Further Slice, Junior Bake Off, Bake Off: The Professionals, The Nice Movie star Bake Off for Stand As much as Most cancers and The Nice Pottery Throw Down.
“We’re delighted to have prolonged Bake Off’s keep on Channel 4 for one more three years,” mentioned Richard McKerrow, CEO of Love Productions. “Love Productions’ long-term dedication with Channel 4 illustrates a deep, heat, mutual respect and partnership which allows us to deliver Bake Off to the widest viewers doable.”
Now onto its twelfth season, The Nice British Bake Off — a format that has spawned quite a few worldwide variations — started life on the BBC in 2010 earlier than switching to Channel 4 following a profitable three-year deal signed with the Sky Studios-owned Love Productions in 2017. The community has claimed that the present is persistently considered one of its largest, with final yr’s last watched by 11.5 million folks, a 41.8 p.c share of the viewing viewers. The present season is averaging 8.7 million viewers per episode, making it second solely to Strictly Come Dancing as essentially the most watched unscripted present of the yr.
“We’re thrilled that Channel 4 will proceed to serve up Bake Off’s distinctive mixture of heat, humour and soggy bottoms for years to return,” mentioned Channel 4’s chief content material officer Ian Katz. “Bake Off is all about optimism, celebrating eccentricity and bringing the nation collectively — exactly what a publicly owned Channel 4 is right here to do.”