Jo Brand to return as host of GBBO spin-off programme

Jo Brand to return as host of GBBO spin-off programme

The Great British Bake Off will run for 75-minute episodes when it is shown on Channel 4, giving audiences an hour of content plus ad breaks.

Paul Hollywood is the only original host that will make the move over to Channel 4, and although we were all very sad to say goodbye to the other three, we are very excited to see what the new hosts will bring to the nations favourite baking show.

Brand said: 'As a completely mediocre baker myself, but lover of all things spongey and tarty, I am really looking forward to another Extra Slice and all the fun and frolics that brings'.

However, although the show has lost the much-loved trio of Mary Berry, Mel and Sue, it turns out there is one more familiar face following Bake Off to its new home.

Paul Hollywood will be joined by new co-judge Prue Leith, and presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding.

Major changes in the show have provoked mixed reactions from its legions of loyal fans.

A source told The Sun: "The BBC have been gunning to find a replacement for Bake Off ever since it was nabbed by Channel 4".

The five-part Channel 4 series will be produced by Love Productions, the creators behind Bake Off.

The moment none of us could have anticipated would be one of the top entertainment stories of 2014, Iain Watters made headlines when his ruined Baked Alaska wound up in the bin, which he then frustratedly presented to the judges as his finished product.