The Great British Bake Off is an admired show that lots of people watch in the UK, but what does it lead to next?
Howard Middleton, from Sheffield, was an ex-contestant who came in 7th place of The Great British Bake (GBBO) off in 2013. The 55-year-old from Sheffield says he now attends food festivals and shows regularly and also has his own book.
He said: “I’ve been very lucky that GBBO has led to some amazing opportunities. My book ‘Delicious Gluten-Free Baking’ was published last year.
“I also teach baking classes and continue to develop new recipes and write about food.
“Not surprisingly, I’m also asked to talk about my time on GBBO and since, and I’ve judged countless charity bake offs!”
The show has previously announced that it is moving from the BBC to Channel 4. Mary Berry, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins have decided that they will no longer be part of the show
4 bought GBBO for £75m and labelled the most disastrous deal in television history.
“I’m hopeful that the move to Channel 4 will keep so many of the things that people love about Bake Off but also bring something fresh to the programme too.
It has now been announced that comedian, Noel Fielding, most known for playing Old Greg in The Mighty Boosh, and Sandi Toksvig, host for the panel show Stalwart and QI will replace Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.
It has also been rumoured that Prue Leith, cookery writer and novelist, will be joining Paul Hollywood, who is the only original member of the show to move to Channel 4 and star in the eighth season.
“Mel and Sue showed great empathy with the bakers and have a wonderful sense of humour. The most important test for Sandi and Noel will be to create a bond with the bakers and put them at ease, added Howard
“I think that they have the potential to be an inspired choice – fresh, quirky and unpredictable.”
Howard also says that he is a huge fan of Prue Leith and hopes that she’ll bring a fresh perspective to the show.
“The show will never be the same again, but frankly it never is.
Candice Brown was the winner of the show last year and it’s rumoured that she may be launching her own lip brand after fans went crazy about her signature lipstick during the programme.