Great British Bake Off: Will It Be The Great British Turn Off?
Bookies William Hill think the GBBO move to Channel 4 could be a ratings disaster and offer just 5/6 that fewer than 10 million viewers watch the first episode of the new series. Hills believe that the programme will have been bought as a package with the key personnel given Golden Handcuffs. Sue & Mel are 2/9 to remain as hosts with Paul Hollywood 4/11 to stay as a judge. Mary Berry is 4/7 to remain a Judge and 5/4 to leave
“The Great British Bake Off is perfect for the BBC demographic but might not appeal to the core Channel 4 audience,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams. “That said we don’t expect the format to change and it is certain to be Channel 4’s biggest rating show.”
Strictly fans should not worry about the BBC losing their favourite programme as it is 1/33 to stay – but the odds suggest that Match Of The Day could be under threat and it is just 6/4 that it is no longer on the BBC for the 2019/2020 season. The Apprentice also looks safe and it is 1/5 that season 13 remains on the BBC.
Episode One Of The Channel 4 GBBO: 5/6 Fewer than 10 million viewers, 5/6 More than 10 million viewers.
Will Sue & Mel Host The Programme On Channel: 2/9 yes, 3/1 No.
Paul Hollywood to be a Judge: 4/11 Yes, 2/1 No.
Mary Berry To Remain A Judge: 4/7 Yes, 5/4 No.
Match Of The Day To Leave The BBC For 19-20 Season: 1/2 Stay, 6/4 Go.
1/33 Strictly Series 15 Broadcast to stay on BBC.
Apprentice UK Series 13 on BBC: 1/5 Yes, 10/3 No.