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Newswire: Richard Ayoade might become the new Great British Bake Off host

Last month, fans of England’s Great British Bake Off (known in the States as The Great British Baking Show) were handed a bit of a bad bake, when the beloved cooking show announced that hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins and judge Mary Berry would all be leaving the series when it moved to Channel 4 next season. The switch in channels comes after the for-profit network outbid the BBC, which has aired seven seasons of the massively popular baking program, for the rights to air the show.

And while judge Paul Hollywood—who’s technically the show’s “bad cop,” given that he doesn’t pleasantly smile every single second he’s on camera—is sticking around, the loss of three-quarters of TGBBO’s on-screen talent is clearly a problem for a show that can peg much of its popularity to the gentle personalities of its hosts. To …

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