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Channel 4 ‘locks down The Great British Bake Off for three more years’ in blow to Netflix as contract expires

CHANNEL 4 has reportedly locked in a deal to keep The Great British Bake Off for a further three more years.

The cash-stropped broadcaster had previously sparked fears they could lose the beloved competition to a rival.

Channel 4Channel 4 has reportedly locked in a deal to keep The Great British Bake Off for a further three more years[/caption]

There had been fears the show would leave Channel 4 amid its ongoing money woesChannel 4

However, it seems GBBO will be firmly staying put in Channel 4‘s schedules as they near reaching an agreement with its makers Love Productions.

Deadline report the deal is yet to be finalised and bosses at the channel had been ‘jittery’ about its future.

The publication added that Love Productions had interest from other broadcasters and streamers for the show’s rights.

Both Channel 4 and Love Productions haven’t comment on the negotiations.

The Sun previously reported how Channel 4 could have been set for a £100million bidding war to keep Bake Off.

An insider told us: “Having two huge corporations enter the race has hugely inflated the value of the show, which is already sought-after due to its global appeal.

“Streamers are also looking to combine their model with shows that air at the same time and day each week.

“Netflix is already doing this with WWE wrestling and Disney+ recently bought the US version of Strictly.

“The talk is they’re both looking to do the same with a big British show.”

Celebrity Bake Off line-up 2024

Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith will put these 20 star bakers through their paces in the famous white tent:

Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker.
This Morning presenter Dermot O’Leary.
Actor Joe Locke.
Sports presenter Gabby Logan
The Last Leg’s Adam Hills.
EastEnders legend Danny Dyer.
Comedian David O’Doherty.
Taskmaster star Fern Brady.
Radio One presenter Greg James.
Celebrity Juice star Leigh Francis.
Spice Girls star Mel B.
Satirist Munya Chawawa.
Dancing On Ice star Oti Mabuse.
Singer Paloma Faith.
The Reverend Richard Coles.
Comedian Rhod Gilbert.
Broadcaster Sara Cox.
Reality star Spencer Matthews.
Comedian Suzi Ruffell.
Documentary filmmaker Yinka Bokinni.

Meanwhile, The Sun recently revealed how Prue Leith will stop hosting the celebrity edition of Bake Off.

The 84-year-old will continue to present the regular version but bosses already have Nigella Lawson in their sights to replace her.

PAThe celebrity edition of Bake Off is currently airing on Channel 4[/caption]

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