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Great British Bake Off host Matt Lucas says he's quitting the show

Great British Bake Off host Matt Lucas says he's quitting the show

Matt Lucas has featured in three series and 51 episodes

The Great British Bake Off host Matt Lucas says he's quitting the show.

The 48-year-old featured in 51 episodes and definitely made his positive mark on the fanbase.

As tributes have been pouring in, Lucas has tweeted a heartfelt message to his followers.

The comedian wrote: "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.

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

Channel 4

In response to Lucas' tweet, the show said: "We've loved having Matt Lucas brighten up our Tent for the last three years, especially when laughter and smiles were so much in need.

"We appreciate everything he's done for Bake Off, from working in covid bubbles to supporting the bakers.

"It's been a pleasure - thanks Matt."

As expected, fans have been giving their well wishes to the TV host.

One commented: "Oh what a great shame. Loved you on this but it’s your decision & we have to respect that!

"Looking forward to seeing or reading what’s next for you. Lots of love & best always xxx."

A second added: "Absolutely gutted. It won't be the same without you. Thank you for making @BritishBakeOff one of the funniest, happiest programmes on TV."

"Lovely watching you on the show, can’t wait to see what adventures you are greeted with in the future! love you pal! x," a third wrote.

Someone else said: "Ah no! Gutted!! You will be missed my friend! You always brightened up my screen everytime bake off was on thank you for the memories and good luck to all of your future endeavours."

"So sorry to hear you are leaving. I have loved you and Noel together on Bake off, my favourite partnership. Thank you for keeping us entertained for three lovely series. xxxx," another added.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: TV And Film, Celebrity