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F ormer Great British Bake Off heart-throb Selasi Gbormittah hailed the decision, saying the former Mighty Boosh star would help calm the nerves of contestants.

Fielding is part of the reality cooking show's new line-up, following the show's departure from the BBC.

Culinary legend Prue Leith will be joining Paul Hollywood as a judge to replace Mary Berry, a rumour which had been circulating for months and the news of which didn't raise too many eyebrows.

'I've always loved brightly coloured cakes and Sandi Toksvig so this is a dream come true for me!

Toksvig described the baking competition as "this national treasure of a show".

The show will return later this year for the first time since it left the BBC. "I am so delighted to be working with Love Productions and Channel 4 on this best of British show". I spend my daytimes on Channel 4 already so it will be a treat to be there in the evenings.

In a kooky bit of casting news, it was announced this afternoon that Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig will be serving as the new hosts of the revamped Great British Bake Off when it begins airing on Channel 4 later this year. "It's basically the double ".

"Her knowledge was so great, it was her knowledge and warmth - I think Prue has that as well". Sandi and Noel bring a fresh wit and quirkiness to the tent. I can not wait to get back in the tent with the bakers'.

After host Ben Shephard declared Noel one of his favourite comedians he and co-presenter Kate Garraway questioned his credentials in the kitchen, to which Jane replied: "I don't think it matters if they can bake".

On his BBC Radio 2 show, Evans revealed she had emailed him to apologise. But she seems charming enough in this clip from a British morning show, talking about getting engaged at 76. She said "What a silly thing to say".

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