Great British Bake Off: Twitter reacts to GBBO 2017

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The Great British Bake Off seemed to go down a treat with many viewers in its new home on Channel 4 - but there's one big change that a lot of fans are NOT happy about.

From left to right, we have Chris, Yan, Sophie, Julia, Liam, presenter Sandi Toksvig, judge Paul Hollywood, Tom, judge Prue Leith, Peter, presenter Noel Fielding, Stacey, James, Kate, Steven, and Flo.

Media executives suggested that the channel could expect to generate tens of millions of... By comparison the debut episode of the final BBC One series pulled in an average audience of 10.4 million.

C4 nabbed rights to the ratings smasher a year ago after the BBC lost the contract to air it following disagreements over price with Love Productions, the United Kingdom firm behind the baking format.

By contrast the show's launch on BBC One past year won an overnight average of 10.4 million - nearly four million above the figure for Channel 4.

Series 4's Howard Middleton tweeted a review of the show he'd written, in which he described the new incarnation as having a 'promising recipe of familiarity and freshness'. And this includes the 700,000 people who tuned in via Channel 4 +1.

Great British Bake Off contestant James
Great British Bake Off contestant James

They were the best since 7.6m watched the opening of the London Paralympic Games on the channel in August 2012.

The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice airs tonight at 10PM on Channel 4.

Channel 4 poached "The Great British Bake Off", which is produced by Love Productions, in September 2016 in a three-year deal worth £75 million ($97 million).

Great British Bake Off will continue next Tuesday at 8pm on Channel Four - and it is biscuit week.

Advertising space is understood to have sold for between £150,000-£200,000 for a 30 second slot before, during and after the show - around £50,000 more than Channel 4 normally charges at that time.

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