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Bake Off fans excited as Ryan Reynolds posts picture with Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood

Bake Off fans excited as Ryan Reynolds posts picture with Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood

Fans are hoping it could be a hint that the Deadpool star will appear in a future episode

Ryan Reynolds has sent fans into a frenzy after sharing a snap of himself outside the Great British Bake Off tent with judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

The Deadpool star was all smiles as he posed in front of the famous tent, which was strewn with Union Flag bunting, alongside Prue, who was rocking an awesome pair of specs, and Paul, who was grinning like a kid who’d stumped up for a celebrity meet and greet.

Sharing the photo on Instagram, Ryan wrote: "A full and unconditional hug of pure serotonin."

As you can imagine, the post left Bake Off fans questioning whether Ryan might be making an appearance on an upcoming series of the show and excited fans rushed to the comments.

One person wrote: “I'm sorry, what?!! Does this mean you're appearing on Celeb Bake Off!?”

Another said: “And that completes your honorary British citizenship. Hip hip hooray.”

A third commented: “I swear to God if you are on one of the special edition episodes I will lose my mind.”

While someone else questioned: “You’ve done Celeb Bake Off?! That’s it then. We can end television now. It’s done.”

It’s the crossover I never knew I wanted or needed until now.

Ryan Reynolds sent GBBO fans into a frenzy with his latest post.

But while we can’t promise that Ryan will be popping into the tent anytime soon, we do know that the equally iconic Alison Hammond is picking up hosting duties following the departure of Matt Lucas.

Alison shared the good news back in March by posting a cute clip on Instagram, which featured a cake version of the set - complete with cake hosts and judges - saying: “Breaking news, Alison Hammond is joining the team of the Great British Bake Off. Alison, have you got any words whatsoever?”

The camera then pans to cake Alison while human Alison says: “Well, d’ya know what? I’m just absolutely thrilled, I’m gonna be meeting the bakers very soon and joining the Great British Bake Off.

Alison Hammond has been on Bake Off before as a celebrity contestant.
YouTube/The Great British Bake Off

“I’m so very excited! As you can see, all my colleagues are absolutely speechless… Yep, yep, just speechless. We’re so very happy and we can’t wait to get started.”

In a statement, Alison said it’s an ‘honour’ to be asked to join the show.

“Finally I can talk about it! I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the Great British Bake Off and can’t wait to meet this year’s bakers,” she said.

“It’s a huge honour to be back in the tent and I can’t wait to get started.”

And I personally cannot wait to see her in action, with or without Ryan.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter / @vancityreynolds / Channel 4

Topics: Celebrity, Great British Bake Off, Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, TV And Film, Ryan Reynolds