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Great British Bake Off Fans Are Over The Moon As Alison Hammond Confirms She’s Joining The Show

Great British Bake Off fans have major cause for celebration as the show’s new presenter has been revealed.

On Thursday evening, The Mirror was the first to report that none other than HuffPost favourite and national treasure Alison Hammond had been chosen as Matt Lucas’ replacement.

Alison later confirmed the reports were true in a video posted on her TikTok, in which she said she was “absolutely thrilled” to be joining the team.

Alison will join existing presenter Noel Fielding when filming on the new season gets underway this summer.

The Birmingham-born star is best known for her work on This Morning, having initially started appearing as the daytime show’s roving reporter after leaving the Big Brother house in the mid-2000s.

After impressing viewers with her interviews with A-listers like Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Harrison Ford and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, she was finally promoted to a full member of the presenting team in 2020.

Alison with her This Morning co-host Dermot O’Leary

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And let’s just say, fans are seriously excited about seeing Alison getting stuck in when Bake Off returns to our screens…

Alison previously appeared on the celebrity version of Bake Off back in 2020, with many fans sharing one particularly memorable scene from her first stint in the tent…

Bake Off was originally hosted by Mel and Sue during its original BBC incarnation, with Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig taking over when the show made the jump to Channel 4.

Sandi stepped down as host in 2019, with Matt taking over as Noel’s co-host in 2020.

Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas
Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas

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Towards the end of last year, the former Little Britain star announced he was also leaving the show, with the upcoming series of Bake Off’s celebrity version set to mark his final time fronting the show.

Bake Off will return to Channel 4 in the autumn.