Hairy Bikers slam Bake Off

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 October 2016
Sue Perkins, Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry

Sue Perkins, Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry

The Hairy Bikers have slammed the 'Great British Bake Off', insisting they don't approve of competitive cooking shows

The Hairy Bikers have slammed the 'Great British Bake Off'.

The pair took a pop at rival shows 'GBBO' and 'Masterchef', insisting they don't approve of competitive cooking shows.

Si King told the Daily Star: "I'm not really into that kind of competitive food thing. I do watch it because the skill is fantastic. But from our point of view we wouldn't cook anything on the telly that people can't cook at home. We don't really see the point."

And Dave Myers insists their show is nothing like 'GBBO'.

He said: "We do our thing and they do their thing. I don't think the two types of shows have got anything to do with each other."

The pair also insisted they will never take part in celebrity versions of either show.

Si said: "The bottom line is that we're cooks, not chefs. They're very different disciplines."

While Dave added: "It's not something we'd do. I'm not going to be a punter. It's what I do for a living."

While the Hairy Bikers are not fans of 'Bake Off', superstar singer Britney Spears is, and she recently revealed she is interested in a role on the show.

The 'Toxic' hitmaker thinks the popular cooking show is "beautiful" and would love to land a job on the programme when it moves across to Channel 4 next year because she loves whipping up calorific treats.

When asked whether she would like to have a role on the show: "That's [the idea of the programme is] beautiful. That's awesome. I love cooking."

And the 34-year-old may just be in luck as bosses are currently on the hunt for a new judge after Mary Berry quit following its recent change.

They're also hoping to bag a presenter that will give Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc a run for their money after they turned their backs on the show just minutes after Channel 4 was announced as the new broadcaster.

Despite the huge shake up, Paul Hollywood - who has been a judge on the programme since it first started in 2010 - has agreed to move across when the show makes its shift after he was offered a mega-money deal.

Channel 4 bought the rights to the show for an estimated £75 million after they found out negotiations between the BBC and Love Productions - the makers of the programme - had broken down.

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