Less than 24 hours after Mel and Sue confirmed they were leaving the show, the ITV daytime show’s Twitter account set the internet into overdrive by revealing that they’d be announcing the replacement ‘Bake Off’ hosts...
That’s not what actually happened, though.
As you can imagine, the prank did not go down well:
Did they not realise how seriously everyone takes ‘Bake Off’?
Mel and Sue announced they were quitting the hit BBC series shortly after it was revealed that the show would be moving from the BBC to Channel 4.
In a statement, the presenting duo made it clear that the channel move was what motivated their decision to quit.
There is no news yet on whether judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry will be staying on board, or following Mel and Sue out of the door.
However, Mary and Paul have previously stated that they’d want the show to stay at the Beeb, and reportedly refused to move to ITV during the negotiations.
Although Mary has remained tight-lipped on her ‘Bake Off’ future, her husband Paul Hunnings has hinted that she won’t be keen on moving to Channel 4, telling the Daily Mail: “She’s very happy with the BBC, put it that way.”
He added that she wasn’t “signing anything” with Channel 4 and what her ‘Bake Off’ colleagues chose to do “would be a factor” in her final decision.
In an interview earlier this year, Paul Hollywood also stated he would want to stay at the BBC.
“It’s not up to us, it’s up to the production company, but as far as Mary, Mel, Sue and myself are concerned we want to stay on the BBC,” he said.