The Great British Bake Off will begin life on Channel 4 this year after the BBC axed a legal clause blocking Channel 4 from airing the eighth series until 2018.
An insider said, per BBC News:
We don’t want to get in the way of them reinventing the programme.
In this instance, we believe it would be undignified to have one public service broadcaster in a potential dispute with another and the associated costs for each party would ultimately come out of programming budgets.
We don’t believe in driving up costs in the public sector.”
Channel 4 has secured GBBO with a three-year deal, taking the show through Series 10. Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the longer-term future of GBBO…