BBC reportedly planning ‘Great British Bake Off’ rival show with Mary Berry

Following the series move to Channel 4, BBC are working on a new baking show

The BBC are cooking up a new baking show after losing hit series The Great British Bake Off to Channel 4.

The broadcaster is looking to fill the gap left by the series with a rival show, reports The Telegraph.

While the show might have been pinched by Channel 4, most of Bake Off‘s stars have decided to stay put, with the exception of Paul Hollywood.

Fellow judge Mary Berry and co-hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins have confirmed that they will not make the move to Channel 4, leaving open the possibility of appearing in a new baking show.

Berry is reportedly being lined-up to lead the rival series. “It won’t be announced soon, but a new baking or cookery show with them is almost certainly going to happen,” a source told the Telegraph.

Earlier this week, BBC content boss Charlotte Moore hinted that Berry could be given a new series, saying that the BBC will “cook up more unmissable shows with [Berry] in the future”.

Former Great British Bake Off contestant Ruby Tandoh lambasted Hollywood for his decision to move to Channel 4 on Twitter.

“Ahhhhhh a peacocking manchild lingering wherever the money is, i am shocked,” she wrote. “This, from a man who turned up to work revving a rental lamborghini. or was it a ferrari. i don’t remember, the air was thick w testosterone”.