Last year's Bake Off winner Candice Brown has shown her support for the new line-up, saying she thinks Prue Leith will make an "amazing judge".
Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown has said she thinks Prue Leith will be “an amazing judge with Paul (Hollywood)”.
Candice, 32, who last year beat Jane Beedle and Andrew Smyth to claim the title, also enthused about watching the show when it airs later this year on Channel 4.
Candice told Fabulous magazine: “At the end of the day, it will still be Bake Off, so it will be amazing. I don’t think the move will change the show too much, and Prue will be an amazing judge with Paul. I can’t wait to watch it.”
The star baker has denied rumours she is engaged to her boyfriend Liam Macaulay ever since she was spotted wearing a ring on her engagement finger.
She told the magazine that while they will marry one day, there was “no pressure” for them to walk down the aisle any time soon.
Asked what she would like to do next career-wise, she said: “I’d love to bring out my own lipstick range, as everyone always asks me which colours I’m wearing.”
The show has been a fan favourite and has grown in popularity every year.
It puts 12 amateur bakers against each other in the beloved Bake Off tent, each having to undergo three different baking tasks in every episode: a signature bake, a technical challenge and a showstopper piece.
Previous winners include Nadiya Hussain and John Whaite, who have both gone on to have successful cookery and media careers.