Yeah, Paul stayed. And Mary didn't leave because she didn't want to do the show without Mel and Sue, she left because she didn't want to leave the BBC. I think she might have announced her departure before Mel and Sue even. The new network (Channel 4) does air commercials so I guess if they air it in the US on PBS it won't take up the full hour. I am not sure when/if it would air in the US in its new iteration, as they haven't announced exactly when the new version will air in the UK even. I know the US is behind in airings, and they were airing seasons out of order, so they must have at least one unaired season with the original format and judges they can show, if not more.
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From what I've read, the ladies decided to quit the show out of sheer loyalty to the BBC after so long, in which case I say, good for them, that's something I find admirable. I'll give the new season a try, but already I'm going into it deflated, it simply won't be the same without them.
Promo pics with new judge and hosts. They all just look uncomfortable to me.
The ladies give me a good vibe, but the new guy instantly made me think "Did Loki just get invited for tea and scones?"