The Nice American Baking Present has turn out to be a staple of the holiday season for some TV viewers over the previous couple of years, pitting baker in opposition to baker in festive competitors. The present (which debuted as an adaptation of the beloved Great British Bake Off) was renewed and aired its Season three premiere earlier this month, however followers who have been hoping for extra are out of luck, because the remaining episodes of the third season have been pulled from the ABC lineup for a troubling cause. Choose Johnny Iuzzini is going through allegations of sexual harassment and abuse, which led ABC to provide the show the axe for the remainder of the third season.
Celeb chef Johnny Iuzzini has been on board The Nice American Baking Present as a decide from the very first season. The allegations of sexual misconduct broke in November when 4 former workers of Iuzzini from between 2009 and 2011 got here ahead to report that they’d been topic of sexual harassment of their work surroundings. Iuzzini claims that the accusations have been inaccurate and voiced his displeasure that the ladies did not speak to him when he was nonetheless their boss.
Extra accusers got here out over the previous week, and ABC has formally determined to finish Season three of The Nice American Baking Present reasonably than proceed to place Iuzzini within the highlight on primetime. ABC launched a press release revealing that it had ended its relationship with Johnny Iuzinni along with pulling the remaining episodes of The Nice American Baking Present Season three.
Johnny Iuzzini launched a press release of his personal by way of CNN, expressing his disappointment that The Nice American Baking Present won’t air as initially scheduled, citing the bakers, the followers, and all people else concerned with the present as explanation why the episodes ought to have aired. Iuzzini additionally admitted to behaving unprofessionally “Eight-10 years in the past” however maintained that the allegations of sexual harassment “have been sensationalized and easily not true.”
The second episode of The Nice American Baking Present was slated to air at 9 p.m. on December 14. ABC changed the two-hour episode with The Nice Christmas Mild Combat, so there was nonetheless a vacation theme to the night. The truth is, it was an evening stuffed with Christmas cheer on ABC, with the infamous Frozen short making its small display premiere. Nonetheless, followers of The Nice American Baking Present will undoubtedly be disenchanted that Johnny Iuzzini’s involvement led to the remainder of Season three being cancelled.
All of this stated, it is doable that this isn’t the very finish of The Nice American Baking Present. ABC might very nicely deliver the sequence again in 2018 with a brand new solid of judges. Johnny Iuzzini was not working for The Nice American Baking Present when the alleged misconduct came about. Apparently — and sadly — Iuzzini is the second huge identify within the culinary sphere to face allegations of misconduct this week, following what happened with Mario Batali.