She went on to say that crew members were pointing cameras in the bakers’ faces and “making them cry”, and the pair spoke to bosses.
The small screen favourite explained: “We had very stiff words about how we wanted to proceed. I think we can say that, now we’re out of it, can’t we?”
Mother-of-two Mel admitted that their decision to quit the show was hard but it “was the right time”, following its move from the BBC to Channel 4.
Sue recalled: “It was painful, and we’ve kept our counsel as to the whys and wherefores, and I think there is dignity in that.”