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'Great British Bake Off' 'Replaces' Mary Berry With Paul Hollywood On US Version

And she's already issued a perfect response.

28/09/2017 09:59 | Updated 28 September 2017

‘Great British Bake Off’ judge Paul Hollywood has been tipped to replace former co-star Mary Berry on the US version of the show.

Last year, Mary flew Stateside to appear on ‘The Great American Baking Show’, a Stateside twist on the show we know and love, where she served as a judge alongside pastry chef Johnny Luzzini.

The show wasn’t exactly a ratings smash, though, with The Sun claiming on Thursday (28 September) that Mary has been ditched for the second run, and replaced by Paul.

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Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry

Nicely handled, Mary.

This won’t be Paul’s first attempt at cracking the US, having previously appeared on the catchily-titled ‘The American Baking Competition’, which ran for one series in 2013.

However, neither ‘The Great American Baking Show’ nor ‘The American Baking Competition’ managed to live up to the huge success ‘Great British Bake Off’ has achieved here in the UK, with both shows pulling in a fraction of the viewers, despite the possibility of appealing to a much bigger audience.

Meanwhile, the eighth series of ‘Great British Bake Off’ is currently airing on Channel 4, with Paul joined by Prue Leith, rather than Mary Berry, and new presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding proving popular with viewers.

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