Published On: Wed, Aug 16th, 2017

Bake Off spat as BBC reschedules rival present

The BBC has accused Channel four of being “cynical” after it was compelled to reschedule its new cooking present to keep away from a conflict with The Nice British Bake Off.

Channel four, which purchased Bake Off after seven sequence on the BBC, introduced its first sequence of the revamped present could be aired at 8pm on Tuesday nights, starting on 29 August.

BBC Two’s The Large Household Cooking Showdown, which launched earlier this week, is at the moment proven on the similar time.

The broadcaster says it’ll now be moved to Thursdays to keep away from a head-to-head conflict.

The BBC mentioned the rescheduling of the programme, which options former Bake Off winner Nadia Hussain, was “in the perfect curiosity of viewers”.

It added: “Channel four’s resolution to maneuver Bake Off from its long-term conventional Wednesday slot shall be a shock to many viewers who may even see this as a cynical transfer.

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“We by no means supposed for our new cookery present to conflict with theirs.

“There may be room for each and we do not, on this occasion, see any public worth in two public service broadcasters going head-to-head on this manner.”

Responding to the criticism, Channel four mentioned the brand new model of Bake Off was all the time scheduled to air on Tuesdays, which is when the present aired when it first began.

A spokesperson mentioned: “We made the choice about the place to schedule The Nice British Bake Off a number of months after buying it and we’ve not moved it since then.”

Paul Hollywood is the one member of the programme’s authentic line-up to function within the new sequence, and shall be joined by co-judge Prue Leith and presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding.

Mary Berry, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins opted to leave the show last year when it was offered to Channel four by Love Productions.

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