Sue Perkins, Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry, Mel Giedroyc

Sue Perkins, Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry, Mel Giedroyc

Sue Perkins has branded Paul Hollywood "banal".

The 47-year-old comedian makes the dig at the baker as he introduces one of the tasks during Wednesday night's (19.10.16) semi-final episode of 'The Great British Bake Off'.

Paul, 50, tells contestants: "Remember, it's the semi-finals. So it's not only got to taste good, it's got to look good, too."

However, Sue doesn't deem his comments as particularly interest information.

According to The Sun newspaper, she says: "And Paul, I think you have an appointment at Banalities R Us, just over there. Mary, we'll see you later."

Sue, co-host Mel Giedroyc, 48, and Paul's fellow judge Mary Berry, 81, have opted against moving with the show to Channel 4 next year from the BBC, announcing they are stepping down from their roles.

But Paul signed a three-year deal with the channel.

Speaking about his decision to remain on 'Bake Off', Paul said: "What can I say? I'm still doing what I've always done. I think for me, when they picked me to do the job seven years ago, I was really shocked that I was given the chance to do this programme.

"To see it grow over the years. I just couldn't walk away from my job. I think it comes down to I love doing my job. I love evangelising about baking and passing the word on and I will carry on doing that."

Mary admitted she wouldn't move to Channel 4 out of "loyalty" to the BBC.

She said: "My decision to stay with the BBC is out of loyalty to them, as they have nurtured me, and the show, that was a unique and brilliant format from day one.

"What a privilege and honour it has been to be part of seven years of magic in a tent. I am just sad for the audience who may not be ready for change."