Mel and Sue would have had no puns left for The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4

Pair not bitter over their exit - but Sue won't be watching the new series

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Mel and Sue have claimed that The Great British Bake Off's move to Channel 4 made it the right time for them to leave - as they'd run out of gags about cake.

The duo were the much-loved hosts of the baking competition throughout its seven years on the BBC, helping set its light-hearted tone with their puns and saucy innuendo.


However, they immediately quit after it was announced that the show will move to Channel 4 later this year.

Now, in their first joint interview since their bombshell decision, the comedy duo told the Mail on Sunday they're not upset about how they left.

Mel said: "It’s going to be sad not to be doing it but we’ve got amazing memories. I don’t think it could’ve been better.

"We’d also run out of puns. Seven years of making puns about cobs, baps, meringues. To be honest, we’d started to recycle some."

Sue continued: "It does sting sometimes that we’re not doing it any more, and of course it’s really sad.

"But we made our decision and we made it quickly, and together."


Although there's no hard feelings, Sue admitted that she probably won't be following the new Bake Off.

"We both wish it all the best," she added. "Hand on heart, I don’t know if I’d watch it, because that might be a bit weird.

"But that doesn’t mean you don’t want it to succeed in your absence."

C4 recently announced it will now air its first proper series of Bake Off this year after reaching a deal with the BBC to waive a contractual 'holdback' clause.

However, the broadcaster is still yet to announce who its new hosts will be.

Bosses are also looking for a judge to replace Mary Berry, with Prue Leith reportedly a frontrunner for the role.


As for Mel and Sue, they're returning to BBC One on Saturday, fronting Lets Sing and Dance for Comic Relief.

They're also understood to have signed up to host a week of ITV's experimental new format The Nightly Show.

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