Who is the new Great British Bake Off host replacing Sandi Toksvig?

Who is the new Great British Bake Off host replacing Sandi Toksvig?

BAKE Off fans were in shock when Sandi Toksvig announced that she was quitting the show, but now her replacement has been revealed.

Little Britain star Matt Lucas will be joining Noel Fielding as the host of the popular baking show…

Who will replace Sandi Toksvig on Bake Off?

Comedian and actor Matt Lucas was revealed as Sandi's replacement on March 11, 2020.

A short clip was posted on Twitter, with the caption: "On your marks, get set… say hello to the newest member of the Bake Off team – @RealMattLucas ! #GBBO"

The video started with the words, "When Noel Met Matt" on screen before the new presenting duo appeared together.

Matt was heard saying: "If my mum came along, she would just follow me around going, 'Matt don't eat that! Matt don't, I'm serious. Don't.'

He then went on to practise some of the instructions he'll be giving in the tent alongside Noel.

The chemistry between the pair is clear to see as they both burst into laughter.

The Little Britain start in one of the nation's best-loved stars thanks to his work in Come Fly With me, Bridesmaids, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and Doctor Who.

Why did Sandi Toksvig quit Bake Off?

On January 16, 2020, Sandi shocked Bake Off fans by revealing she would be stepping down as host as she wants to work on other TV projects.

Speaking about her decision to leave, Sandi shared: "When stepping down from a job it is quite common for people to say they are doing so in order to spend more time with their family.

"Unusually I am departing from the Great British Bake Off so I can spend more time with my other work.

"As my waistline will testify, Bake Off is an all-consuming show."

Meanwhile, a source told The Sun that Sandi was "desperate" to quit Bake Off for ages after becoming unhappy and hiding herself away on set.

Sandi has hosted the show alongside Noel Fielding since 2017.

Who has hosted Bake Off in the past?

Before Noel and Sandi, the show was hosted by comedy duo Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

The pair were on the show from the start, back in 2010, until 2016 when they quit after the show moved from the BBC to Channel 4.

At the time they said: "We were very shocked and saddened to learn that Bake Off will be moving from its home. We made no secret of our desire for the show to remain where it was.

"The BBC nurtured the show from its infancy and helped give it its distinctive warmth and charm, growing it from an audience of two million to nearly 15 at its peak."

They added: "We've had the most amazing time on Bake Off, and have loved seeing it rise and rise like a pair of yeasted Latvian baps.

"We're not going with the dough. We wish all the future bakers every success."

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