Alison Hammond confirms she's replacing Matt Lucas on Bake Off | The Sun

ALISON Hammond has revealed she will replace departing Matt Lucas on the Great British Bake Off later this year.

The Big Brother legend was tipped to stand in for comedian Matt and has today confirmed she had signed up for the Channel 4 show.

Alison, 48, shared a video of her new colleagues, presenter Noel Fielding, and judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith as sugary figurines on top of a Bake Off inspired cake.

This Morning star Alison narrated a mock up press conference in the video and said: "Breaking news everyone.

"Alison Hammond is joining the team of the Great British Bake Off. Alison, have you got any words whatsoever?"

Zooming in on her face, she added: "Do you know what I'm just so very excited.


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"As you can see, all my colleagues are absolutely speechless.

"We're so very happy and we can't wait to get started!"

The star captioned her video: "It’s OFFICIAL!!! It’s happening The Great British Bake off ! Let’s have it !

"The cake that is 😂#GBBO 2023 @britishbakeoff @noel_fielding @prueleith @channel4 @paul.hollywood"

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Her famous friends were quick to congratulate the star, as one raved: "Great choice!"

Fellow presenters Claudia Winkleman said: "Brilliant!" and Joel Dommett said: "Such great news!"

Loyal viewers of the Channel 4 baking show also gave her a unanimous thumbs up, predicting the hilarious This Morning favourite will be the perfect fit to replace comic Matt.

One said: "There will be some baking and LOADS of laughing! Cannot wait!!!!!!!! Congratulations"

A second said: "Yesssssss, your going to be amazing!!!!!!!"

Alison previously entered the nation's most famous tent as a contestant on the celebrity version of the show for Stand Up 2 Cancer back in 2020.

Matt, 49, announced he was stepping down from the gig back in December after three years at the helm.

The comedian said he could no longer host it alongside his other projects.

The star, 49, also presents the rebooted Fantasy Football League for Sky with fellow comedian Elis James and said he wasn't able to do both.

He wrote an emotional goodbye to fans – plus his onscreen pals "Noelipops, Paul and Dame Prue".

Matt tweeted: "Farewell Bake Off! It's been a delicious experience and I can't imagine a more fun way of spending my summers.

"But it's become clear to me that I can't present both Fantasy Football League and Bake Off alongside all my other projects.

"So, after three series and 51 episodes, I am cheerfully passing the baguette on to someone else.

"I would like to give my warmest thanks and gratitude to everyone at Love Productions and Channel 4 and to Noelipops, Paul, Dame Prue, the crew and, of course, the wonderful bakers for welcoming me into the tent.

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"I wish whoever takes over the very best and I can't wait to tune into the next series without already knowing who won!"

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