Celebs and fans react to new Bake Off presenter line-up
Mar 18 2017
And it's been announced that comedians Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig will be taking on the massive role as presenters of the much-loved show.
The new crew will go head-to-head with a BBC show hosted by incredibly charming Bake Off victor Nadiya Hussain, The Big Family Cooking Showdown.
Culinary legend Prue Leith will be joining Paul Hollywood as a judge to replace Mary Berry, a rumour which had been circulating for months and the news of which didn't raise too many eyebrows.
Toksvig seemed equally pleased to be working with Fielding on the show, which she described as a "national treasure".
Speaking about his new gig, Noel said: 'GBBO is one of my favourite shows.
In September it was revealed that the show would leave BBC One after rival broadcaster Channel 4 put in a higher bid for the rights to air it.
Going on to add that Prue would be a great fit in with the show alongside Paul Hollywood in a "good cop, bad cop" type of way, she said: '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'. I spend my daytimes on Channel 4 already so it will be a treat to be there in the evenings.
Leith, who formerly appeared as a judge on the BBC's Great British Menu, said: "I am just so thrilled to be joining Paul, Sandi and Noel on the biggest show on TV and I can not wait to see what the real stars of the show - the bakers - are going to create for us".
This is what the new "Great British Bake Off" looks like.
Another tweeted, "Noel Fielding is an unfunny creep and he's going to RUIN BAKE OFF". It's basically the double'.
'I'd love to star in Bake Off, it would be ridiculous to pretend that I didn't want to do it'.
The revamped show will be up against a rival BBC cookery show called The Big Family Cooking, which will see former Bake Off champion Nadiya Hussain present a family cooking competition with Zoe Ball and chefs Rosemary Shrager and Giogio Locatelli as judges. We can not wait for them to meet our new batch of bakers. Sandi and Noel bring a fresh wit and quirkiness to the tent. "They could eat! They do like a slice a cake and as long as you eat and enjoy it I think [they'll] be absolutely fine". She said, 'What a silly thing to say'.