It's another drama-filled day in the world of The Great British Bake Off as Mary Berry has quit the baking series in loyalty to the BBC and Paul Hollywood has allegedly followed the dough and signed a deal with Channel 4.

The news follows the report that Channel 4 were "confident" that the 50-year-old he would remain on the show following a "secret meeting".

Telegraph Media Correspondent Patrick Foster tweeted the news today (22 September) which clarified that Hollywood will remain as a judge on the show and not a presenter.

IBTimes UK has reached out to Channel 4 for confirmation.

Mary Berry, 81, quit the Bake Off today, claiming that she will stay with the BBC out of "loyalty."

She said in a statement: "The Bake Off family - Paul, Mel and Sue have given me so much joy and laughter. I wish the programme, crew and future bakers every possible success and I am so very sad not to be a part of it. Farewell to soggy bottoms."

Berry added that she hoped that fans would understand her decision to leave.

The BBC lost the show − which crowned Nadiya Hussain in last year's series − after talks broke down between the broadcaster and Love Productions, the makers of the popular cookery programme. Channel 4 swooped in with a £25m ($33m)-a-year three-year deal.

Great British Bake Off's Paul Hollywood
Great British Bake Off's Paul Hollywood is moving to Channel 4 BBC