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The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off steadily increased its audience from its inception in 2010 to the extraordinary level of 15 million viewers watching the final in 2015, which was won by Nadiya Hussain.

The first four series were broadcast on BBC Two, and since then it has been on BBC One.

However, in September 2016, it was revealed that the BBC had lost the contract and instead Love Productions would make the show for Channel Four.

The idea of the show was to find the best amateur baker, as judged by Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry.

However, whilst Paul Hollywood revealed he would stay with the show, Mary Berry issued a statement that she would leave because Bake Off was moving to Channel Four.

Up to and including 2016 it was hosted by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins. However after the announcement that the show was moving to Channel Four, Mel & Sue decided to step down as presenters.

The contest takes place in a marquee in the grounds of Welford Park, near Newbury in Berkshire.

The Great British Bake Off is made by Love Productions.
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