‘Bake Off’ needs new recipe for Channel 4 move

Channel 4 will need to dramatically reinvent The Great British Bake Off, a De Beauvoir-based judge on a similar show said. (Credit: Flickr)

Celebrated cooking show the Great British Bake Off will not work on Channel 4 unless the network revamps the show’s format dramatically, a judge on a similar show has claimed.

Kate Malone, De Beauvoir resident and judge on The Great Pottery Throw Down, said: “I don’t see how Bake Off can work unless they [Channel 4] re-invent it somehow.”

“They only have Paul, and Mary is going. She is the face of the show.”

The Great British Pottery Throw Down is produced by the same company as Great British Bake Off, Love Productions, and aims to find Britain’s best amateur potter. Broadcast on BBC2 last summer, it is set to return for a second series in the coming weeks.

Decorative pottery maker Malone made the remarks at a talk organised by the De Beauvoir Association, where she spoke passionately about her art and association with the ward. She has lived there for 30 years and owns two galleries in Balls Pond Road.

Channel 4 announced last month it had signed a three-year deal with Love Productions to broadcast The Great British Bake Off, which has caused consternation among fans.