Great British Bake Off fans have reacted with dismay... and a lot of humour... to the news Paul Hollywood will move to Channel 4, but Mary Berry isn't

Following the shock news that Mary Berry has stepped down from her role in The Great British Bake Off tent, her co-judge Paul Hollywood revealed he is staying on the series when it moves from the BBC to Channel 4.

The baker, 50, said in a statement that he is “delighted” to be continuing his role on the popular series.

The Great British Bake Off
The Great British Bake Off will see Paul Hollywood appear on the next three series (BBC/Love Productions)

He is the only original star of the show to be going, as presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc have also jumped ship.

There were plenty of people pointing out that Channel 4 had reportedly spent a lot of money on just a tent and Paul.

Twitter was awash with confused Bake Off fans, many of whom were really not impressed that he decided to make the move.