Giedroyc added: “ It was very dry, nary a gag in sight. We tried to lighten it up a bit and I feel proud that we set the template.”The show is expected to relaunch on Channel 4 this year, with Prue Leith replacing Mary Berry as judge. Channel 4 have promised GBBO will retain its charm even without its original hosts Paul Hollywood was the only member of the on-screen quartet to go with the show, with his female co-stars releasing a statement to say they would not be “following the dough”.In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, Perkins said of the decision: “It was the right thing. And there was no hesitation. We both wish it all the best.“Hand on heart, I don’t know if I’d watch it because that might be a bit weird but that doesn’t mean you don’t want it to succeed.” Sue Perkins, the former Great British Bake Off host, has said she may not watch the new Channel 4 version on the show because it would be “weird”, admitting “it does sting sometimes” that she is no longer part of the show.Perkins, who co-hosted the popular baking show on the BBC with Mel Giedroyc, said it was “really sad” they could not continue.The pair chose to leave after GBBO along with Mary Berry, after Love Productions took it to Channel 4 in the television scandal of 2016. She added: “It does sting sometimes that we’re not doing it any more – and of course it’s really sad – but we made our decision and we made it quickly and together.”Giedroyc said it “felt like the right thing to do” to leave the show, adding: “It’s going to be sad not to be doing it but we’ve got amazing memories.”Perkins told the newspaper Bake Off had taken a long time to build its audience at the BBC, explaining: “When it started, Bake Off wasn’t a big hit. Respect to the people who said: ‘We’ll keep commissioning this and give it a chance.'” Prue Leith is tipped to be the new judge The Bake Off presenting team at the BBC Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.