Broadcaster signs New Deal With Love Productions until at least 2024 as Broadcast signs new Deal with Love productions
The broadcaster confirmed today that The Great British Bake Off is set to remain on Channel 4 for at least three years, after re-upping its deal with Love Productions.
The new agreement will last until 2024.
The show is one of Channel 4s biggest hits. The 2020 Bake Off final attracted 11 million viewers, a 41.8% share of the viewing audience, while this season is the biggest unscripted series on All 4.
The seasons twelfth season, launched in September, is averaging 8,7 million viewers per episode, beaten only by the BBCS Strictly Come Dancing as the most watched unscripted show of the year.
The deal between Love Productions, a Sky Studios company, and Channel 4 also includes Bake Off: An Extra Slice, Junior Bake Off, "Bach Off": The Professionals, The Great Celebrity Bakeoff for Stand Up To Cancer and The Big Pottery Throw Down.
We are thrilled that Channel 4 will continue to serve up Bake Offs unique combination of warmth, humour and soggy bottoms for years to come, said the chief content officer of Channel 4, Ian Katz. Baff Off is all about optimism, celebrating eccentricity and bringing the nation together precisely what a publicly owned Channel4 is here to do.
Love Productions' long-term commitment to Channel 4 illustrates a deep, warm, mutual respect and partnership which allows us to bring the 'Bake Off' to the widest audience possible.
One is a celebrity special with the cast of Its A Sin including Olly Alexander, Lydia West, Nathaniel Curtis and Shaun Dooley, and the other, titled The Great Festive Bake Off sees former contestants Kim-Joy and Jon (from season 9) and Hermine and Rowan (of season 11) return to try some seasonal bakes.
The show's first appearance was announced on BBC 2 in 2010 before moving to Channel 4 in 2017 in the absence of the original cast judges Mary Berry and hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins - in that move, with Berry replaced by Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig and Pru Leith.
Last year, Toksvig was replaced by Matt Lucas, a comedian.