Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding revealed as presenters for the Channel 4 version of Great British Bake Off

 
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Channel 4 today revealed comedians Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding will be stepping into the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) tent as the show's new presenters.

Also new for the eighth season of the show will be food writer Prue Leith. She will be joining baker Paul Hollywood, who hopped channels after the BBC lost the rights to the show late last year.

"GBBO is one of my favourite shows," said Fielding, who is known for The Mighty Boosh. "I've always loved brightly coloured cakes and Toksvig so this is a dream come true for me! It’s basically the double."

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Toksvig, who has also recently taken over as presenter of QI, added:

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 that I do.

Meanwhile, Leith said she was "thrilled" to be joining the team, and added: "I cannot wait to see what the real stars of the show – the bakers – are going to create for us."

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The trio has been hired after three of the four of the show's original cast – Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc and Mary Berry – said thanks but no thanks to moving when the show switched channels.

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