The Great British Baking Show Has a New Co-Host

The Great British Baking Show Has a New Co-Host

The Great British Baking Show will welcome a new co-host to the tent this year: Alison Hammond! She'll replace Matt Lucas, and share hosting duties with Noel Fielding.

"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," Hammond said in a press release. "It's a huge honor to be back in the tent and I can't wait to get started."

Hammond also shared the news on her social media, writing, "It's official!! It's happening The Great British Bake Off ! Let's have it. The cake that is 🤣. So excited."

Fielding commented on her Instagram, writing, "Congratulations and welcome to the tent lovely!! We are gonna have an absolute blast together. I can't wait. I'm buzzing. Two naughty kids together :) x x x.x The bakers will love you." Judge Prue Leith also commented, saying, "Huge congratulations Alison, you will be magnificent and I can't wait for your infectious laugh to be ringing through the tent."

Hammond, 48, rose to fame when she appeared on Big Brother in the UK in 2002, and soon translated her success on the show as a TV host, appearing as a reporter on ITV's this morning.

"Alison has already proved herself to be a natural on Bake Off, maybe not as a baker, but as someone who brings an infectious warmth and humour into the tent, we can't wait for this year's bakers to meet her and Noel," executive producer Kieran Smith said in a statement. Filming for the 14th season begins this spring in the UK, and will air in the autumn.

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