Who could replace Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood in The Great British Bake Off?

Who could replace Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood in The Great British Bake Off?

Judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry (Getty)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

With The Great British Bake Off moving to Channel 4, it could mean a change in one of Britain's most popular judging panels.

It has already been reported that Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood supported The Great British Bake Off staying on BBC One, and as the format has been sold to Channel 4, there's a chance they might not continue.

As much as we're heavily disappointed this could be the case, we thought a little speculation was necessary, because who would possibly replace them?

Here are our suggestions of those who could attempt to fill the shoes of the great Mary and Paul.

Tarek Malouf

The founder of the Hummingbird Bakery in London, he opened the doors in 2004 on Portobello Road in Notting Hill. The American cupcake bakery is now a chain of six bakeries, and he released several cookery books. His latest one is entitled The Hummingbird Bakery - Life is Sweet.

John Whaite

Could a winner of The Great British Bake Off return? Whaite won series three of the show, and then went on to become the resident chef on Lorraine. He also presents Chopping Block, on ITV, meaning he's got plenty of experience on screen to be a judge. He owns a cookery school and has released a cooking book.

Alex Hoffler and Stacey O'Gorman

Known as the 'Meringue Girls', they met when working together in a Hackney restaurant. They have since moved on and with their bakery in East London, have catered for the likes of Vogue and Alexander McQueen. They're also released a book named The Meringue Girls Cookbook.

Eric Lanlard

Whilst he may be a French Master Pâtissier, he moved to London at the age of 22, becoming the head pastry chef for Albert and Michel Roux. Now he owns his own cake emporium and cookery school, named Cake Boy. He's also already presented four baking series for Channel 4, which must mean he'd be a top contender for the role.

Francis Quinn

Winner of The Great British Bake Off in 2013, Quinn released a book called Quinntessential Baking, and appears at food festivals and cookery demonstrations. She's appeared in Vogue, baked for illustrator Quentin Blake and appeared on Celebrity Pointless, which could be perfect preparation for the role. Plus, she's an ambassador for the Cream Tea Society. What could be more British than that?