Channel 4 has revealed its Great British Bake Off line-up. Noel Fielding, Sandi Toksvig and Prue Leith will be replacing Mary Berry and presenters Mel and Sue.
Channel 4 have announced their celebrity line-up for this year’s new series of The Great British Bake Off.
The Mighty Boosh star Noel Fielding will join comedian and writer Sandi Toksvig OBE as the twelve amateur bakers battle it out for the eighth series of the multi-award-winning show.
Restaurateur, food writer and novelist Prue Leith will also be joining Paul Hollywood as an expert judge on the programme.
Fans of the show have been desperate to know who will replace much-loved presenters Mary Berry, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins they all stepped down from the show.
Channel 4 Chief Creative Officer Jay Hunt said “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.”
Paul Hollywood said “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. “
Sandi Toksvig OBE said “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. I am so delighted to be working with Love Productions and Channel 4 on this best of British show.”
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! It’s basically the double.”