Great British Bake Off: Nadiya has had ‘no offer’ from Channel 4

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Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain said she has had “no offers” from Channel 4 to present the show.

“I love writing, cooking and baking. I’m enjoying what I’m doing and I don’t want it to be taken away from me,” she told the BBC.

When asked if Channel 4 had approached her to host the show when it moves from BBC One, she said: “No.”

Channel 4 signed a three-year deal earlier this month with Love Productions, which makes the programme.

But judge Mary Berry will not move after she quit The Great British Bake Off last week out of loyalty to the BBC, a few days after presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins also decided not to make the move to Channel 4.

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The BBC’s Bake Off team: Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood

Paul Hollywood is the only Bake Off star to have agreed to stick with the show and switch to Channel 4, so there is speculation as to who will present and judge the show.

Channel 4 will begin airing the programme in 2017, starting with a celebrity special in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.

Hussain was asked about her views on Bake Off changing channel, but responded by saying: “It’s old news.

“Change happens, change comes, wherever it [the show] goes I just want it to do well, whatever happens, wherever it goes.”

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Hussain won last year’s series

But when asked about the importance of Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins to the show, she said: “Mel and Sue are so important to the show. Every time I was falling apart they’d come and say, ‘It’s just cake, come on you can do this.'”

She added it is “the least competitive competition in the world” and that “you like each other, there’s camaraderie in the competition, you don’t see that anywhere else. You want to win and do really well and you want everyone to do well as well”.

The Great British Bake Off began life on BBC Two in 2010, where it became a firm favourite with viewers before moving to BBC One in 2014.

Last year’s final was the UK’s most watched television programme of the year, with 13.4 million viewers tuning in to see Hussain win the competition.

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