The new Great British Bake Off team has been announced this afternoon.
The show will make its debut on Channel 4 later this year – but without previous judge Mary Berry and presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.
Restaurateur, food writer and novelist Prue Leith will join Paul Hollywood as The Great British Bake Off‘s new judge.
QI presenter Sandi Toksvig and comedian Noel Fielding will be the new presenters.
Paul Hollywood commented: “I could not be more delighted by who will be joining me on the show. Prue is a hugely respected culinary legend and Sandi and Noel are warm and utterly hilarious. I cannot wait to get back in the tent with the bakers.”
Prue Leith said: “I am just so thrilled to be joining Paul, Sandi and Noel on the biggest show on TV and I cannot wait to see what the real stars of the show – the bakers – are going to create for us. It is such an honour to be part of The Great British Bake Off team.”
Channel 4 Chief Creative Officer Jay Hunt added: “The Great British Bake Off will have a uniquely Channel 4 take when it airs this autumn. Paul and Prue have huge amounts of expertise and warmth. I’m looking forward to seeing them putting our great new bunch of amateur bakers through their paces. Sandi and Noel bring a fresh wit and quirkiness to the tent. It’s just the sort of innovative lineup audiences expect from Channel 4.”
Noel Fielding said: “GBBO is one of my favourite shows. I’ve always loved brightly coloured cakes and Sandi Toksvig so this is a dream come true for me!”
Sandi Toksvig added: “It is an extraordinary honour to part of this national treasure of a show. Noel Fielding is one of the nicest guys in show business. The first time I met him I felt like I had met a rather wayward cousin whose take on the world made me laugh. The only down side is that he has much better dress sense that I do. I spend my daytimes on Channel 4 already so it will be a treat to be there in the evenings.”
The Great British Bake Off launched on BBC Two in 2010 and moved to BBC One in 2014.
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