Everyone’s favourite This Morning presenter is taking on a huge new role as the new co-host of The Great British Bake Off. That’s right Alison Hammond confirmed today that she will be stepping into Matt Lucas’ shoes.
She will be joining comedian Noel Fielding and the rest of the gang in the next series of the popular Channel 4 baking show as Matt Lucas announced he was stepping down from the role to concentrate on other projects.
Hammon announced the news via a video on Instagram with a cake designed in the shape of the iconic Bake Off tent with models which featured her new cast members including judges Paul Hollywood and Dame Prue Leith.
In a voiceover, the presenter said: “This is breaking news, Alison Hammond is joining the team of The Great British Bake Off.”
She said: “Well do you know what? I’m just absolutely thrilled. I’m going to be meeting the bakers very soon. I’m joining The Great British Bake Off. I’m so very excited.”
Alongside the post, she wrote: “It’s Official!! It’s happening The Great British Bake off! let’s have it – The cake that is so excited @BritishBakeOff @Channel4 @PrueLeith @PaulHollywood @noelfielding11 #GBBO”
The legendary co-judge of the show Paul Hollywood welcomed her to the show, posting on his Instagram: “alisonhammond55 welcome!!!!! looking forward to seeing you in the tent, you’re going to love it X”
Whilst there was also an official post on the shows Twitter which read: “BAKING NEWS! We’re delighted to announce that Alison Hammond will be joining forces with Noel Fielding to host the next series of The Great British Bake Off on
We can’t wait!