ABC has pulled The Great American Baking Show following allegations pertaining to judge Johnny Iuzzini.
“In light of allegations that recently came to our attention, ABC has ended its relationship with Johnny Iuzzini and will not be airing the remainder of The Great American Baking Show episodes,” an ABC spokesperson said in a statement. “ABC takes matters such as those described in the allegations very seriously and has come to the conclusion that they violate our standards of conduct. This season’s winner will be announced at a later date.”
James Beard Award-winning pastry chef and cookbook author Johnny Iuzzini has been with the show since its inception in 2015. The show will be replaced with airings of The Great Christmas Light Fight and CMA Country Christmas.
Details of the allegations of sexual harassment and abuse are detailed in a report from Mic.