Three of four hosts will depart the series once it moves from the BBC to Channel 4, but the original foursome aren't off the hook yet—The Great British Bake Off will return to the small screen for one (really two) last hurrahs before heading off into the land of commercial-supported programming. This December, Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Mel Giedroyc, and Sue Perkins will host two Christmas specials on the BBC.
"Mary, Paul, Mel, and Sue are the perfect recipe for the festive season," the BBC's Director of Content Charlotte Moore said in July. We tend to agree.
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The BBC reconfirmed the specials last night, after Kate Henry, who competed on the series in 2014, brought it up in a Facebook Live chat—and the internet had a collective meltdown.