Mel Giedroyc has admitted she hasn’t watched a single episode of The Great British Bake Off’s new series.
The comic, 50, sensationally quit the baking competition alongside Sue Perkins and Mary Berry in 2016 when the BBC show made the controversial move to Channel 4.
In scenes set to air on The Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday, the presenter confessed that she hasn’t been tuning in to see her former colleague, Paul Hollywood, on the show – and has no regrets about leaving.
Candid: Mel Giedroyc admitted she DOESN’T watch Great British Bake Off’s new series… and has zero regrets about leaving the show during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show
‘No I haven’t [watched it] . I feel bad!’ she tells Jonathan when asked if she was watching the new series.
And when prompted on whether she regretted bidding farewell to the series, she added: ‘Not at all!’
Mel and Sue left viewers shocked when they quit the show after seven years as co-presenters.
Show judge Mary, 82, had followed suit and her exit from The Great British Bake Off was announced shortly after Mel and Sue’s.
New judges: The comic, 50, quit the show alongside Sue Perkins and Mary Berry in 2016 when the BBC show moved to Channel 4, while Paul Hollywood remained as a judge and was joined by Prue Leith (both pictured)
Paul Hollywood, meanwhile, decided to stick with the baking competition and revealed during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show that he wasn’t ready to give up the job he loves so much.
Mel previously revealed her decision to leave the show took her just ‘three seconds’ after she was told it would no longer air on the BBC.
‘I think there was no question where we were heading, but I miss the gang… we were like a big family,’ she told Press Association last year.
Confession: ‘No I haven’t [watched it] . I feel bad!’ she tells Jonathan when asked if she was watching the new series
Adamant: And when prompted on whether she regretted bidding farewell to the series, she added: ‘Not at all!’
‘All the camera guys, the sound guys, home economists behind the scenes, so knowing a lot of them are there filming as we speak, it feels kind of strange,’ she confessed.
Meanwhile, during her appearance on the Jonathan Ross Show, Mel also speaks about turning 50.
‘I don’t like it when people lie about their age. I think if you’re 50 you just ruddy say it. I am 50,’ she says.
Speaking of getting older, she adds: ‘I’ve had a really brilliant idea, it came to me the other week… We are all getting older, I’m going to get all of my friends to join in a commune.
Old line-up: Mel and Sue left viewers shocked when they quit the show after seven years as co-presenters in 2016, with Mary Berry following suit shortly after
‘We’re going to sell our properties, live in a commune, hire some very hot carers and then all see each other out in a commune.
‘Wouldn’t that be fun!… It’s like shuffling off your mortal coil. Dying. To see each other out in your older years… Jonathan, you are very much warmly invited as well… It’s the way forward. I’m talking about twenty years time.’
Also on the sofa are stars of the new film, Night School, Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish.
Kevin talks about owning jokes about his height, quipping: ‘What people don’t understand is as a kid, I was a sex symbol. The thing about me in my younger days, I had choices. I chose comedy but modelling chose me.’
The Jonathan Ross Show airs on Saturday at 9.15pm on ITV.
Modest: Also on the sofa is star of the new film, Night School, Kevin Hart, who joked that he was a ‘sex symbol’ because of his height (pictured with co-star Tiffany Haddish)