'I just shed a tear at my final ever Bake Off voice over': Departing host Sue Perkins tweets farewell to her 'tenty chum' after wrapping Christmas special

She and co-presenter Mel Giedroyc announced they would not be 'following the dough' after The Great British Bake-Off was sold to Channel Four for a reported £75 million earlier this year.

And now Sue Perkins has officially bid farewell to the popular programme after filming her last voiceover for the Christmas special. 

She tweeted on Wednesday: 'Not ashamed to admit I just shed a tear at my final ever Bake Off voice over. Farewell my tenty chum x.'

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Farewell my tenty chum: Sue Perkins, pictured with her co-presenter Mel Giedroyc on the forthcoming Bake Off Christmas special, has now wrapped the show 

Shedding a tear: Sue tweeted on Wednesday that she was sad to film her final Bake Off voiceover 

Mel, Sue and judge Mary Berry all decided not to make the move to the rival channel, while Paul Hollywood opted to remain with the show, made by Love Productions. 

However, the quartet will certainly go out with a bang as they get into the festive spirit ahead of the Christmas special.

The Great Christmas Bake Off - which is set to air on December 25 - recently teased several snapshots of the show stars to promote the last ever instalment of the show in its current guise. 

One cute snapshot features the foursome cosied up in bed dressed as Scrooge and sporting white night dresses and caps.

Festive feeling! The Great British Bake Off hosts - Paul Hollywood, Sue, Mary Berry and Mel get into the festive spirit ahead of the show's Christmas special

Jolly: Christmassy new shots from their last Christmas special with the broadcaster come as new details have been released from the one-off festive show

In another tummy tickling snap, the TV stars enjoy a jolly make-over equipped with joyful jumpers and Santa stockings, while Mel and Sue also don Christmas pudding costumes.  

The chuckle-inducing new shots from their last Christmas special with the broadcaster come as new details have been released from the one-off festive show.

Taking inspiration from Charles Dickinson's festive tale, four bakers from season's past will make a come back to battle it out across three holiday challenges, according to Radio Times.

In the end, one baker will be declared the Bake Off Christmas champ.    

The season finale of the most recent series, which aired in October and saw Candice Brown crowned the winner, marked the last regular episode that the four Bake Off fixtures would appear on together. 

Stocking fillers: The Great Christmas Bake Off - which is set to air on December 25 - has teased that there's no love lost between the show's stars as they cosy up together in bed

The departure of Mel, Sue and Mary came following the controversial sale of Bake Off to the rival  channel. 

After the trio reportedly resisted the lure of sizeable paychecks to jump ship, they have all been apparently offered their own shows. 

Co-judge Mary, as well as presenters Mel and Sue, announced that they would not follow the format to its new home, despite reported sizeable paychecks having been offered to them.

Instead, the 81-year-old has signed up to front her own new show on the BBC, while Mel will present Gary Barlow's new talent show on the broadcaster - Let It Shine.

Channel 4, meanwhile, have been tasked with the job of replacing the trio of ladies, floating names like Nigella Lawson and Delia Smith as possibilities to take the role of Mary, and Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders as the show's hosts.

Nothing has been confirmed yet, however - and all names are purely speculative.  

 

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