ITV presenter Alison Hammond has been tapped as the brand new co-host on “The Great British Bake Off,” changing Matt Lucas.
Hammond confirmed the information on Friday morning with a brief clip that includes the complete “Bake Off” internet hosting line-up in collectible figurines made out of icing. “It’s Official!! It’s taking place The Nice British Bake off ! let’s have it – The cake that’s [emoji] so excited,” she tweeted.
Information of her appointment was first reported on Thursday night by the Day by day Mirror. Channel 4 confirmed Hammond’s rent on Friday.
The broadcaster’s chief content material officer Ian Katz mentioned of the present’s newest host: “Alison is way liked, effortlessly humorous and the proprietor of the perfect chortle in Britain. She was an enormous hit when she appeared on ‘Celeb Bake Off’ and we’re thrilled to have her again within the tent.”
Hammond, who participated within the superstar model of “Bake Off” in 2020, will be a part of Noel Fielding as co-host on the subsequent season of the enduring baking present. She’s the primary individual of colour to function a bunch on the long-running baking present, which launched within the U.Okay. in 2010.
Lucas — who himself changed Sandi Toksvig in 2020 — introduced his departure as co-host in December, citing issues juggling different initiatives alongside “Bake Off.”
Hammond is finest identified within the U.Okay. because the presenter of ITV’s “This Morning.” She additionally not too long ago co-hosted the BAFTA Movie Awards with Richard E. Grant. The Birmingham-born host is understood for her sunny presenting model, booming chortle and talent at making even the prickliest interviewees really feel relaxed on air. Sources informed Selection that she was a success backstage on the BAFTAs, the place Hammond was interviewing celebrities for a brand new studio phase of the present.
“The Nice British Bake Off” first aired on the BBC in 2010 however moved to Channel 4 in 2017. The present completed Season 13 in November. It can return for its superstar version on Channel 4 on Sunday.