‘The Great British Bake Off’ will seemingly return to our screens later this year, after the BBC bowed to pressure to not to block production of the Channel 4 version.
It had been previously thought the corporation would enforce a clause in their contract with Love Productions, which would have kept the show off air until 2018.
However, The Sun has reported the BBC have backed down, giving Channel 4 the green light to go ahead with filming this year’s series.
A source told the paper: “This has been a massive blockage which would have seen the show off air until 2018.
Channel 4 bosses are yet to confirm the news though, with a spokesperson telling HuffPost UK: “We have not announced scheduling plans for the next series of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ yet.”
The final episodes featuring the foursome in the tent aired over Christmas, sparking an emotional response from viewers.
Paul Hollywood will return for the new series, along with a yet-to-be announced co-judge and hosts.