The Great British Baking Show has found its new hosts

Mar 18, 2017, 00:59

The Great British Bake Off fans were left wondering if the new line-up announcement was an early April Fools' Day joke, after Noel Fielding was revealed to be hosting the programme.

Presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding will host the new-look show, which has moved from the BBC after it was sold by Love Productions a year ago.

"Noel Fielding is one of the nicest guys in show business", she added.

Fielding, best known for his work in the surrealist TV sitcom The Mighty Boosh, was described as a "surprise casting" by the Daily Mail.

One Twitter user described the appointment as "just as bad as going from Obama to Trump". "The first time I met him I felt like I had met a rather wayward cousin whose take on the world made me laugh", she said.

Hollywood welcomed the newcomers he was "delighted" with the revamped team.

Most importantly, Jane also quipped that it probably doesn't matter if Noel and Sandi can't bake as Mel and Sue were mainly good at eating the cakes, and that's all that mattered. It's basically the double'. The news sent shockwaves throughout the British public as the much-loved show, which searches for the country's best amateur bakers, began to dismantle in the public eye.

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'I'd love to star in Bake Off, it would be ridiculous to pretend that I didn't want to do it'.

Yes some people are confused as to what on earth Noel could be bringing to the GBBO table, and debating whether or not the show's producers have lost their damn minds. The new season is scheduled for autumn, and in these trying times, maybe it's actually good news that we have two shows that are kinda/sorta classic Bake Off.

He said: "Prue is a hugely respected culinary legend and Sandi and Noel are warm and utterly hilarious". I can not wait to get back in the tent with the bakers'.

The charming comedic duo Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, the show's previous co-hosts, declined to follow GBBO to its new home while Brit baking institution Berry claimed she was "never asked". Over the past decade, she has hosted numerous extremely popular panel and quiz shows across the pond - such as QI, The News Quiz, and Fifteen to One - while constantly appearing as a guest on other comedy programs on television and radio.

Reports have speculated Mrs Leith had been offered at least £200,000 for the role, dwarfing the £70,000 Miss Berry was paid when the BBC broadcast the show.

"She has that real knowledge and by no means a soft touch but really kind and [has] warmth I think she'll be great with the bakers in the tent". She said, 'What a silly thing to say'.