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'Great British Bake Off': Sue Perkins Gets Emotional Ahead Of Her Final Episode

It's truly the end of an era.

15/12/2016 10:07 | Updated 15 December 2016

‘Great British Bake Off’ presenter Sue Perkins has admitted she had an emotional time filming her last ever contribution to the show.

For the past seven years, Sue has co-hosted ‘Bake Off’ with her comedy partner, Mel Giedroyc.

However, the pair stepped down from the show earlier this year, when Love Productions sold the show to Channel 4, and they chose to leave in protest.

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Two final Christmas specials with the original ‘Bake Off’ team are yet to be shown, and Sue has now admitted that she had a tough time recording her last contribution the show.

Rather than moving to Channel 4 with ‘Bake Off’, as judge Paul Hollywood has chosen to do, Mel and Sue are sticking with the BBC, and Mary Berry has decided to do the same.

Reports in recent times have hinted that Mary will be teaming up with the presenting duo on a new show, which may even hit our screens before Channel 4’s ‘Bake Off’ reboot.

It was even hinted earlier this month that they could be joined by former champion and fan favourite Nadiya Hussain on the forthcoming project, after BBC Director Of Content Charlotte Moore said that there was “exciting news to come” relating to the former ‘Bake Off’ stars.

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*sigh*

However, despite their decision to go in different directions, Paul recently insisted that there was no animosity between himself and the “dysfunctional family” that formed over the seven series ‘Bake Off’ was at the BBC.

He said: “We’ll always be mates, I was with [Mary] last weekend, we had such a giggle. Why would it, how could it [affect our relationship?]”

The ‘Great British Bake Off’ Christmas specials will air on BBC One on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

  • Jo Brand
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    The obvious choice - Jo fits in well with the 'Bake Off' brand (IF YOU'LL PARDON THE PUN) having hosted spin-off show extra slice for the past three years.

    She was also named the bookies' favourite, more or less as soon as Mel and Sue announced they were stepping down.
  • Davina McCall
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    Channel 4 and Davina go way back, with 'Big Brother', 'The Million Pound Drop' and 'The Jump' all among the projects she's worked with on C4 in the past.

    On Twitter, hers is the name we keep seeing crop up time and time again, either from people crying out for her to get the job, or pleading with Channel 4 not to give it to her.
  • Alan Carr
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    Another of Channel 4's go-tos, Alan at the helm of 'Bake Off' would be a complete change in direction for the show, with his energy and buoyant enthusiasm contrasting heavily with Mel and Sue's more subdued and laidback approach to presenting.
  • Nadiya Hussain and Tamal Ray
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    Reigning champ Nadiya has already forged a successful career as a TV personality for herself, and it didn't even take her a year after she won, so putting her in charge might seem like a natural progression.

    In our opinion, it would be a bit too obvious, though, but we'd definitely be in favour of her forming a new double act with runner-up Tamal, with whom she got along like a house on fire in their days on 'GBBO'.
  • John Whaite
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    That said, John Whaite has always held a special place in 'Bake Off' fans' hearts since his victory in the third season.

    Like Nadiya, he too has managed to bag himself a career in TV, so we wouldn't be surprised if the offer fell at his feet either.
  • Olly Murs and Caroline Flack
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    'Ready... set... BAKE... no wait... erm... not yet, don't bake yet. OH WAIT. No, do bake. So yeah... bake. Sorry about that.'
  • Julian Clary
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    He might seem like a bit of a left-of-field choice for the gig, but when you think about it, he's a perfect fit for 'Bake Off'.

    Julian is the undisputed king of innuendo, and his soft-spoken style lends itself perfectly to the 'Bake Off' tent.

    He's also become a dab hand at light entertainment since his 'CBB' days, appearing on the panel of 'Your Face Sounds Familiar', as well as fronting 'Nature Nuts' and appearing on 'Give A Dog A Home'.
  • Geri Horner
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    Anyone who's been keeping an eye on Geri's Instagram page will know she's become a baking devotee since her winning stint on celebrity 'Bake Off', and this video of her interviewing Avril Lavigne proves she's certainly got a unique interviewing style.

    Hmmm.... maybe not.
  • Emma Willis
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    Another star whose name has repeatedly been cropping up.

    Emma must be so stressed out interviewing the stars of 'Celebrity Big Brother' twice a year that we'd be quite happy for her to land a presenting gig that's a bit more... calming.
  • Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby
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    OH BUT DON'T YOU SEE? They aren't doing it. And they felt the need to tell us this in one the least funny celebrity 'pranks' in recent memory, at the height of 'Bake Off' mania.
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