What a load of bollocks this is!!
Bake Off is a programme that saved Mel and Sue’s B List careers and in Sue’s own words, gave her the confidence to write a gay sitcom. Mary Berry had a career prior to Bake Off but just a look at the book isle in Tesco last Christmas shows how far the programme has boosted her earnings. She had 8 books in the top 50.
Then there is Paul Hollywood. A relative unknown prior to Bake Off. You could say the Bake Off gave him everything he has today. So why is Hollywood the villain?
The BBC don’t make Bake Off, Love Productions (LP) do. They took the idea to the BBC and they aired it on BBC2. The BBC Bake Off contract was up and Channel 4 bid A LOT of money for it so LP accepted the offer, rather than sticking with the BBC. Now if you got offered a job for double or treble the salary would you turn it down? I doubt it.
Paul Hollywood has done the honourable thing, he’s stuck with the company that gave him everything. Mary, Mel and Sue have not. They could have stayed with LP and ensured that Bake Off remained successful but instead it looks like they are making a rival show.
That isn’t loyalty. That’s stabbing the people in the back who helped you on the way to the top. Snakes.
In my option Mel and Sue are terrible comedians. If they were any good they would have never needed to take the Bake Off job anyway. All they add are innuendo and strange noises that you hear at a children’s play group. Any numpty can do what they do.
Paul Hollywood is the Simon Cowell of baking – Bake Off will still be a success with him on board.