FURY AS CHANNEL 4 PAY £75 MILLION FOR ‘TRIGGER’S BROOM’ BAKE OFF
Fans concern as Channel point to Top Gear and Wings as examples of how to reinvent for the better
AS THE COUNTRY went into melt down yesterday over the decision by the makers of the Great British Bake Off to sell out to Channel 4, the biggest losers appear to be Channel 4 who have paid through the nose for Trigger’s Broom. With rumours that Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry will follow hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc through the flap of the tent, red faced Channel 4 executives are already having to placate angry fans that their version of the show won’t be a complete bag of shit.
“Look, the show is great but the production company have assured us they’ll make it even better. You only need to look at the recent success of Chris Evans’ Top Gear as an example of how much better a revamped show can be. Give me Wings over the Beatles any day.”
“If not, we’ll resort to our standard failsafe plan and get 8 out of 10 cats to take it over. They’re a right laugh. Or we could get everyone naked and put it out after the watershed, either suits us.”
A fan of the show said, “Post Brexit this sort of thing is inevitable.”