'A national crisis!' Bake Off fans grieve as Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins step down from show

Following the news that The Great British Bake Off would be moving from the BBC to Channel 4, the show's hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc have confirmed they won't be going with it.

In a statement given to the Press Association by their spokeswoman, the innuendo-loving duo revealed the sad news and broke millions of hearts across the cake-loving country, and fans of the show have now responded in abject horror.

They said: "We were very shocked and saddened to learn yesterday evening that Bake Off will be moving from its home. We made no secret of our desire for the show to remain where it was.

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The Great British Bake Off's Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc are leaving the series when it moves to Channel 4 (Mark Bourdillon /BBC/PA Images)

"The BBC nurtured the show from its infancy and helped give it its distinctive warmth and charm, growing it from an audience of two million to nearly 15 at its peak.

"We've had the most amazing time on Bake Off, and have loved seeing it rise and rise like a pair of yeasted Latvian baps. We're not going with the dough. We wish all the future bakers every success."

Bake Off fans - who were already incensed over the popular programme's channel hop - took to Twitter to share their grief over this latest bombshell.

Many declared it just won't be the same without them, while another dubbed it a "national crisis". One fan even revealed they had shed a tear.

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