The Great British Bake Off‘s success moves it to BBC One.
Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, has announced that the fifth series of hit BBC Two baking show, The Great British Bake Off, will be moving across to BBC One next year.
The award-winning series, made by Love Productions, sees experts Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood judge amateur bakers in the ultimate baking competition. Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins present the series.
The contest launched in 2010 and is currently the highest rating series on BBC Two this year, averaging a consolidated rating of 7 million viewers and is widely credited with reinvigorating baking throughout the UK.
Charlotte Moore says: “I’ve championed The Great British Bake Off from the very start and believe the time is absolutely right to bring the show to an even broader audience on BBC One. I’ve watched the series grow over the last few years and earn a special place in the nation’s hearts. It’s inspiring and warm storytelling at its best which celebrates the huge talent of enthusiastic and passionate bakers from all over the country. It’s been fantastic to watch it flourish on BBC Two and I can assure viewers I will continue to cherish it on BBC One.”
Anna Beattie, CEO of Love Productions and executive producer of The Great British Bake Off, says: “We’re extremely proud that the show has captivated so many families and inspired so many people across the country and we aim to do everything we can to ensure its continuing authenticity and integrity. We’re very grateful to all the support given to us over the last four years by Janice Hadlow and her team at BBC Two.”
Richard McKerrow, Joint CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Love Productions, says: “It’s a series that we’ve always been passionate about, but we never dreamt it could or would become as popular as it has done. It is tremendously exciting that The Great British Bake Off is moving to BBC One and we’ll do our very best to make sure it remains a series that people love and want to watch.”
Emma Willis, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries for BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four, says: “Having executive produced Bake Off from the beginning and through all four series on BBC Two, I look forward to continuing its incredible journey on its new home on BBC One.”