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Sandi Toksvig And Noel Fielding Are The New Hosts Of "Bake Off"

Prue Leith also joins as a judge in the show, alongside Paul Hollywood.

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Last year we witnessed the devastating news that Mary Berry and Mel and Sue were quitting The Great British Bake Off as the show was heading to Channel 4.

After months of speculation, today Channel 4 finally announced who would be joining as hosts and presenters of the biggest show on British television.

Noel Fielding (from Never Mind the Buzzcocks and The Mighty Boosh) will be joining as host.

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In a statement released to journalists, Fielding said: “GBBO is one of my favourite shows. I’ve always loved brightly coloured cakes and Sandi Toksvig so this is a dream come true for me! It’s basically the double."

Fielding will be hosting alongside Sandi Toksvig (from QI and Radio 4's News Quiz).

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Toksvig said in the statement: “It is an extraordinary honour to be part of this national treasure of a show. Noel Fielding is one of the nicest guys in show business. The first time I met him I felt like I had met a rather wayward cousin whose take on the world made me laugh.

"The only down side is that he has much better dress sense than I do. I spend my daytimes on Channel 4 already so it will be a treat to be there in the evenings. I am so delighted to be working with Love Productions and Channel 4 on this best of British show.”

It's an extraordinary honour to be charged with being in the mix to produce this national treasure of a show #GBBO

TV chef Prue Leith, who had been tipped to join Bake Off for several weeks now, has been confirmed as a judge alongside Paul Hollywood.

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Leith said: “I am just so thrilled to be joining Paul, Sandi and Noel on the biggest show on TV and I cannot wait to see what the real stars of the show – the bakers – are going to create for us. It is such an honour to be part of The Great British Bake Off team. “

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