Mel and Sue, hosts of the BBC1 sensation The Great British Bake Off, are set to host ITV’s new chat-a-thon The Nightly Show, if gossip is to be believed.
The presenting duo, consisting of Mel & Sue Perkins, are described as “two of the most popular people on television” by a Mail on Sunday source, and ITV are said to be “desperately hoping” to woo them and are “keeping their fingers crossed” that the loveable duo can “turn this [The Nightly Show] around”.
The duo haven’t been left twiddling their thumbs since Bake Off ended its BBC run with 16 million viewers last year – Saturday night saw them front Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief on BBC One. It’s hoped their charm can lift The Nightly Show out of a ratings rut. The new experimental chat show was met by a mixed viewer response, but ITV have insisted that “it’s still early days” and they are “trying something new” as it “extends the primetime entertainment feel of ITV beyond 10pm.”
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