Sky Sports wins rights to Great British Bake Off

THE next series of Great British Bake Off will be part of Sky Sports’ roster of ultra-hyped events.

Initially set for Channel 4, the sacred cake show was swooped up by Sky, who broke the British TV transfer record just 30 minutes before the transfer window was set to close.

A Sky spokesman said: “We’ll revamp the format to show oven insertion from four different camera angles as well as post-bake interviews with the people who installed the ovens.

“With his carefully-sculpted grey hair and inadvisable earring, Paul Hollywood is the Charlie Nicholas of cooking so he will stay on the show, but we’ll probably replace Mary Berry with Kelly Brook.”

Sky will look to increase the number of bakes to four per week over a nine month period with several additional episodes per week dedicated to ingredient-by-ingredient dissection of every cake made.

Meanwhile, BT Sports announced it has bought 300 old episodes of Ready Steady Cook.