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Bake Off bun fight

A new era has dawned for that most British of institutions, The Great British Bake Off.

Crossing the Culture Angeline Liles
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The new Bake Off team | photo: Channel4

When it was announced in early 2017 that Channel 4 had bought the rights to a show which had almost become synonymous with the BBC, its host channel for seven series, nothing short of uproar poured out from its loyal and protective audience. Then came the news that the endearing and impeccably dressed baking royalty Mary Berry, along with long-time presenters Mel and Sue, would not be joining judge Paul Hollywood in the channel move, which is just about the equivalent to using sultanas instead of chocolate chips in any baked goods (no one is happy about that kind of surprise).