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Great British Bake Off: Matt Lucas replaces Sandi Toksvig on Channel 4 series

Great British Bake Off: Matt Lucas replaces Sandi Toksvig on Channel 4 series 1

Speculation has been rife with regards to who could replace Sandi on the Great British Bake Off after she announced she would be stepping down from the series. However, it has now been revealed Matt Lucas will be joining Noel to present the much loved show.

 

Speaking of his appointment on the show, Matt said: “I’m chuffed to bits to be joining the most delicious show on television.

“I can’t wait to break bread with Noel, Prue and Paul and meet the brilliant bakers.

“And bearing in mind my love of cake, I’ve already ordered some much larger trousers in anticipation. See you in the tent!”

Co-host Noel added: “I love Matt. I love his warmth and his comedy and his big joyful smile.

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Channel 4’s Director of Programmes, Ian Katz, welcomed Matt saying: “We’re thrilled that one much loved national institution is joining another.

“Matt has everything it takes to be a great Bake Off presenter: he’s warm, hilarious and loves cake.”

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Sandi announced she would be stepping down as a presenter on Great British Bake Off earlier this year.

In a statement she said: “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.

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