BBC in danger of LOSING The Great British Bake Off as renewal talks intensify

Show's future on the broadcaster is reportedly "wobbly"

The Great British Bake Off 2015

Question marks have been raised over The Great British Bake Off's future on BBC One amid intense negotiations over future series.

Bake Off's upcoming seventh series is the last one guaranteed to air under the BBC's existing three-year deal with its production firm Love Productions, which is 70% owned by rival Sky.

However, although Beeb bosses are doing their very best to keep the show, its astronomical ratings have only increased its cost - which is bad news for the cash-strapped corporation.

And according to the Radio Times, GBBO's future on the BBC is now looking seriously "wobbly" as the two sides struggle to settle the price tag.

"It could be on Sky if they can't agree a number soon," a source told the magazine. "Love’s other programming deals with the BBC, which include The Great British Sewing Bee and The Great Pottery Throw Down, are also at risk."

The news comes just after Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood called for it to remain at its rightful home.

During an appearance on Sunday's edition of Top Gear, he said: "I’ve said, I think the girls have said as well, we want to stay with the BBC. As far as Mary, Mel, Sue and myself, we want to stay with the BBC."

ITV and Channel 4 are also reportedly interested in nabbing the show, but the Beeb's current deal with Love is understood to include a "cooling off" clause - which would prevent Bake Off from moving to a rival channel for a year.

Last year's series was the highest rating yet, with 15million viewers tuning in to the final - making it the most watched UK TV show of 2015.

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