Speaking at a rally in Birmingham, the Labour leader seized upon a banner with a jokey suggestion for saving the hugely-popular – but threatened - TV show.
Mr Corbyn pointed to the dangers of contracting out - in this case, the fact that a private TV company called Love Productions, rather than the BBC itself, makes the programme.
Praising all the banners, he told the crowd: “I’m really taken by the one ‘Nationalise Bake Off’.
“The fate of Bake Off is what happened when the BBC was allowed to contract out its programme-making to someone else.”
“The public lost ownership of Bake Off. Shall we get it back? Are we all gonna bake?” he cried – to muted cheers.
The call came despite Mr Corbyn declaring on a Mumsnet webchat yesterday, that he was “totally anti-sugar” – and, hence, did not have a favourite biscuit.
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