The Bake Off row continues as BBC reveal Love Productions wanted an additional £15million per year!
The row between the BBC and Love Productions over The Great British Bake Off has been fuelled by the BBC revealing the financial reason behind the breakdown in negotiations.
Despite Love Productions insisting yesterday that the parting was not for financial reasons, the BBC today said they fell £10million short of the figure which the Production company demanded for them to retain the rights to broadcast the hit show. According to BBC news, the corporation currently pays £15million for the rights, however Love Productions refused to entertain any offers below £25million per year.
Earlier this year Love Productions began negotiations with commercial broadcasters and eventually accepted a deal with Channel 4, who will begin airing Bake Off from 2016, beginning with a Stand Up for Cancer celebrity special.
It is not yet known if Mel, Sue, Paul and Mary will choose to remain with the series.