Matt Lucas is the new Great British Bake Off presenter

The sketch-show comedian is taking over from Sandi Toksvig

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Matt Lucas is taking over from Sandi Toksvig to become the next presenter of the Great British Bake Off.

The iconic writer, actor and comedian behind Little Britain and Come Fly With Me will be joining Noel Fielding and judges, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith for the next series of the much loved baking competition on Channel 4.

In an official press release, Lucas said: “I’m chuffed to bits to be joining the most delicious show on television. I can’t wait to break bread with Noel, Prue and Paul and meet the brilliant bakers. And bearing in mind my love of cake, I’ve already ordered some much larger trousers in anticipation. See you in the tent!”

Noel Fielding, the cult comedy star seemed equally pleased, stating: “I love Matt. I love his warmth and his comedy and his big joyful smile. I think if we play our cards right we could become the next Chas and Morph.”

It certainly seems likely that this comedy combo will become a dashing duo; both are masters of irreverent comedy. I think we might have a new and improved Sue and Mel on our hands.

The judges expressed their excitement too. Paul said “I’m a genuine fan of Matt’s, it is such great news he will be joining us in the tent, he’s a fantastic addition to the team.”

Prue commented “The combination of Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding! Will we stop laughing and get any filming done?”

Filming for the new series will begin this spring, and I for one can't wait to see how this new pairing turns out.

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Comments (2)

  • I was a bit sceptic about Noel and Sandi, and absolutely loved them, so I will reserve judgement until I've seen it!

      11 months ago
  • I’m still mourning the departure of Sandi so I’m going to wait and see

      11 months ago