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Great British Bake Off fans praise Channel 4 announcer’s ‘savage’ jibe over privatisation plans: ‘Well played’

Fans were full of praise over the privatisation dig (Picture: Channel 4)

Great British Bake Off fans applauded the Channel 4 continuity announcer who took aim at the government’s plans to privatise the network.

Before the speaker introduced Tuesday’s instalment of the celebrity Stand Up To Cancer special, viewers heard the announcer emphasise how the broadcaster is home to ‘award-winning content that doesn’t cost you a penny.’

The Government confirmed last week (April 4) that it will proceed with plans to privatise Channel 4, which has been publicly owned since it was founded in 1982 and is funded by advertising.

Fans were living for the subtle shade referencing the controversial move and addressed it on social media moments later.

‘Well played #Channel4 continuity guy. ‘’Award winning content and it doesn’t cost you a penny,”‘ one person tweeted.

‘”…and it doesn’t cost you a penny” savage mic drop from the #channel4 announcer there,’ another added.

 

 

 

 

One person weighed in: ‘The announcer on Channel 4 said “You’re watching Channel 4, altogether different with award-winning programming and it doesn’t cost you a penny” I bet you he’s giving the government a lesson and I’m living. #SaveChannel4.’

An influx of famous names such as It’s A Sin writer Russell T. Davies, Kirstie Allsopp, and Sue Perkins have also voiced their concerns over the privatisation news.

Line Of Duty writer Jed Mercurio shared: ‘The sale of C4 will inflict huge damage on homegrown creative companies, all to silence a critical news outlet, and, as if it even needs mentioning, make a few quid for their mates while they’re about it.’

The quip was made before the latest episode of Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer (Picture: Channel 4)

Raised By Wolves creator and journalist Caitlin Moran commented: ‘I used to think politics was more nuanced, but these days, when the government announce they’re selling Channel 4, you just think, “Which one of their rich mates has said they want to buy it?” Is this their only idea? Selling all our stuff?’

Naked Attraction presenter Anna Richardson recently put Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries on blast after saying she wasn’t welcome on her reality dating series.

‘I just think that, even though Naked Attraction is about the beauty of the body. I think ultimately it comes down to personality, doesn’t it?’ she said during her interview on Times Radio.

‘And I think that Nadine has shown her true colours in all ways.’

Celebrity Bake Off Stand Up To Cancer returns next Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.

 


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