Bake Off's Sue Perkins 'incredibly hurt' over Paul Hollywood bad blood

Ex-Great British Bake Off host Sue Perkins admits she was left ‘incredibly hurt and sad’ by Paul Hollywood’s behaviour over the series. 

Alongside Mel Giedroyc, Sue hosted the show during its time on the BBC, running from 2010 to 2016 before quitting as the series was bought by Channel 4. 

But four years on, Sue admits that while she enjoyed her time with Paul on the show, things soon turned sour. 

Speaking on Jessie Ware’s Table Manners podcast, Sue admitted: ‘When we were there, Paul was incredibly fun — and then stuff happened that made us incredibly sad and incredibly hurt.

‘But he was always like family for years and years, and it’s painful when those things end, especially in the way they did end.’ 

‘I’m devastated about what happened, lots of it,’ she continued. 

‘I just feel that you become uncool and start pointing the finger and you become as bad as everybody else.’

Despite not watching the show since her exit, both Mel and Sue have given their seal of approval for new host, Matt Lucas, as he prepares to take over on the series. 

When Mel and Sue left the series, Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding stepped in to replace them, with Prue Leith replacing judge Mary Berry, who also exited in the Channel 4 move. 

But after three years, Sandi has said goodbye to the tent, and announced she was leaving in January. 

Her final episode, a Celebrity Bake Off special, aired last week. 

The new series of Bake Off has been put on hold due to the coronavirus crisis, with the series initially due to begin filming at the end of April. 

It’s not known if this will affect the official release date of the series, which is typically in the Autumn. 

The Great British Bake Off is available on Netflix and Channel 4 on Demand. 

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