Paul Hollywood branded a TRAITOR for staying on the Great British Bake Off

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Paul Hollywood will stay on the Great British Bake Off when it moves to Channel 4 and people aren't happy.

This morning Mary confirmed she would be joining Mel and Sue and leaving the series following its move to Channel 4 next year.

Shortly after, Paul announced that he would be staying put, the only one of the show's on screen talent to follow the series away from the BBC in 2017.

Paul said in a statement: "Since I was a kid, baking has been part of my life. The seven series inside the tent have created some great memories. Best of all, I have felt so pleased to experience other people getting the baking bug, just as I did when my dad helped me make my first loaf.

"The Great British Bake Off has brought baking to the nation and we've seen people from all walks of life and backgrounds, experience the highs and lows of competition, and more importantly helping each other.

"It's been a huge part of my life in the past few years and I just couldn't turn my back on all that - the bakers themselves, the bakes, the team that makes it, and of course the tent, the bunting, and who could forget… the squirrels.

"So I am delighted that I will be continuing as a judge when Bake Off moves to Channel 4. I want to thank the BBC and Mel and Sue for making my time in the tent great fun and really rewarding."

First, Paul found himself under fire for failing to mention Mary, prompting him to tweet: "I'm staying in the tent with the bakers where I belong. I want to thank Mary. I'll miss her but she has made the right decision for her."

But Bake's millions of dedicated fans weren't done there as Paul found himself being branded a 'TRAITOR' for being the only one of the show's team to stay.

The Great British Bake Off continues for now on BBC One at 8PM on Wednesday nights before moving to Channel 4 next year.

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