Bake Off Final: 'Show's move to Channel 4 could be a success with the right casting'

'If Channel 4 land the right talent for The Great British Bake Off it stands a good chance of succeeding', says TV critic

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

After last night's epic Bake Off final, the TV editor of the London Evening Standard joined Julia Hartley-Brewer and said the move to Channel 4 could be a success if the producers get the right talent in place.

Last night 14.8 million people watched the final of The Great British Bake Off, which saw Candice Brown crowned champion.

Toby Earle told Julia that this equated to 53% of all UK TV viewers between 8 and 9pm last night, and suggested that last night's final was probably the "biggest show of the year."

Addressing the controversy surrounding the show's move away from the BBC, Earle warned that it will be a challenge for them to "convert the negativity surrounding the shows move into positivity," but the right casting could be key to the success or failure of the move.

Earle also suggested Channel 4 won't want to miss out on Bake Off's current popularity, meaning the broadcaster will try and bring it to our screens as quickly as possible.

Listen to the full interview to find out more