Sue Perkins brands Paul Hollywood 'banal'

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

Sue Perkins, Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry, Mel Giedroyc

Sue Perkins brands Paul Hollywood as "banal" during the semi finals of 'The Great British Bake Off'

Sue Perkins has branded Paul Hollywood "banal".

The 47-year-old comedian makes the dig at the baker as he introduces one of the tasks during Wednesday night's (19.10.16) semi-final episode of 'The Great British Bake Off'.

Paul, 50, tells contestants: "Remember, it's the semi-finals. So it's not only got to taste good, it's got to look good, too."

However, Sue doesn't deem his comments as particularly interest information.

According to The Sun newspaper, she says: "And Paul, I think you have an appointment at Banalities R Us, just over there. Mary, we'll see you later."

Sue, co-host Mel Giedroyc, 48, and Paul's fellow judge Mary Berry, 81, have opted against moving with the show to Channel 4 next year from the BBC, announcing they are stepping down from their roles.

But Paul signed a three-year deal with the channel.

Speaking about his decision to remain on 'Bake Off', Paul said: "What can I say? I'm still doing what I've always done. I think for me, when they picked me to do the job seven years ago, I was really shocked that I was given the chance to do this programme.

"To see it grow over the years. I just couldn't walk away from my job. I think it comes down to I love doing my job. I love evangelising about baking and passing the word on and I will carry on doing that."

Mary admitted she wouldn't move to Channel 4 out of "loyalty" to the BBC.

She said: "My decision to stay with the BBC is out of loyalty to them, as they have nurtured me, and the show, that was a unique and brilliant format from day one.

"What a privilege and honour it has been to be part of seven years of magic in a tent. I am just sad for the audience who may not be ready for change."

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