Alison Hammond 'will replace co-host' of Great British Bake Off
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The Great British Bake Off has been in need of a new co-host ever since Matt Lucas announced that he'd be leaving the show for pastures new at the end of 2022.
The presenter and comedian racked up an impressive total of 51 episodes and formed a formidably funny double-act with fellow host Noel Fielding as they strolled around the Bake Off tent keeping an eye on the contestants.
However, he felt he could no longer present The Great British Bake Off while keeping up with his other commitments and declared he would be 'passing the baguette on to someone else'.
Tributes poured in for Lucas and all of the work he had done on Bake Off during his time on the show, but inevitably attention has turned towards who the new co-host might be.
It's got to be someone audiences will love, a presenter who can be funny when things are going well and compassionate when someone's signature bake hasn't set properly.
According to the Daily Mirror, that person could likely to be This Morning host and former Big Brother star Alison Hammond.
According to the Mirror's sources, it's believed that Alison will 'bring warmth and humour to the tent in spades', which is a key component of having the Bake Off gig as it's a very wholesome show.
If she is indeed the new Bake Off presenter, then she'll be joining Noel Fielding, who has been wandering around the tent making mysterious enquiries about people's bakes since 2017.
She's been the star of some absolutely iconic moments in British TV history and if it's her who will replace Matt Lucas on the Channel 4 show, then we're bound to be in for plenty more.
Hammond has appeared on the celebrity version of the show before, as she was on The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer.
She was in the tent alongside James Blunt, Alex Jones and Joe Sugg as she treated Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith to chocolate brownies, a dozen Yorkshire puddings and a police station constructed out of biscuit.
Some of her highlights from that appearance include forgetting where her oven door was, and asking to hide when the time came to unveil her signature biscuit bake.
Prue Leith told her that 'icing is not your forte' but she was praised for the way her biscuits tasted as Paul Hollywood said 'it's not the best looking thing I've seen but it tastes amazing'.
If she joins Bake Off, then she'll be the sixth co-host the show has had after original duo Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding and the now departed Matt Lucas.
Tyla have contacted Alison Hammond's representatives and Channel 4 for comment.
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