MEL and Sue have admitted the were left feeling ‘incredibly hurt’ by their Great British Bake Off co-host Paul Hollywood’s behaviour.
It was Sue Perkins who revealed the bad blood that arose once the BBC show moved to Channel 4 in 2016, taking Paul with it but losing the screen duo and Mary Berry.
Guesting with screen partner Mel Giedroyc on Jessie Ware’s Table Manners podcast yesterday, Sue said: ‘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.’
But she wouldn’t be drawn further, saying: ‘I just feel that you become uncool and start pointing the finger and you become as bad as everybody else.’
Filming of Bake Off’s new series, which was due to begin this month, has been put on hold due to the coronavirus crisis, and its not known whether this will affect when the show, which normally airs in Autumn, will be broadcast.
■ The Great British Bake Off is available on Netflix and Channel 4 on Demand