The BBC has unveiled its newly-decorated canteen and it’s rather awkward given Monday night’s news.
The corporation revealed it had lost its contract to broadcast the Great British Bake Off and it was later announced that the much-loved programme would be moving to Channel 4.
Which makes it a TINY bit awkward that these are among the pictures now gracing the walls of the Beeb’s canteen at Broadcasting House...
Yes folks, those are Bake Off judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, alongside some of their infamous innuendos.
A number of BBC employees pointed out the rather unfortunate decision...
A spokesperson from the BBC said: “We have pictures of many much-loved stars in our buildings.”
They would not be drawn on whether Mary and Paul would be papered over.
The current series of the popular baking show will apparently be the last to air on the BBC after Love Productions, the company behind the baking programme, ended talks over renewing the contract, The Press Assocation reports.
In a strongly-worded statement, the BBC said: “Working with Love Productions, we have grown and nurtured the programme over seven series and created the huge hit it is today.
“We made a very strong offer to keep the show but we are a considerable distance apart on money. The BBC’s resources are not infinite.
“GBBO is a quintessential BBC programme. We hope Love Productions change their mind so that Bake Off can stay ad free.”
It is as yet unclear whether the judges, as well as hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc would remain once the show moved to its new home.
Jay Hunt, Channel 4’s chief creative officer said: “I’m delighted we have been able to partner with the hugely talented team at Love Productions to keep this much-loved show on free-to-air television.”