This week we are mourning the loss of what will be the Great British Bake Off. If you haven't heard already (where have you been?) BBC are bidding a farewell to Berry Pie as well as the pun machines Mel and Sue and have parted with the dough to Channel 4. So what does this mean? Frankly I don't think that GBBO after this series will ever quite be the same again.
The question on many GBBO fans lips is, will this be the end of GBBO as we know it? And I am afraid to say that I am in the group of saying, yes, yes it will be the end. I like channel 4, they show interesting and gritty documentaries but I cannot imagine something quite so quintessentially British like GBBO being in the same format as it is on the BBC. First of all it's certain the presenters and at least one judge will be different, but think of the adverts, theme tune and how the show generally works. I keep having nightmares that it will be live each week and down to the public vote - please God no.