Alison Hammond unveiled as new Bake Off host

Alison Hammond has been confirmed as the new host of The Great British Bake Off.

The Brummie presenter, who also hosts Friday’s edition of This Morning alongside Dermot O’Leary, announced the news to fans earlier this morning alongside a video of herself, her co-host, Noel Fielding and judges, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith in cake form.

The appointment was confirmed by the show, who said they were “delighted to announce that Alison Hammond will be joining forces with Noel Fielding to host the next series of The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4 later this year.”

The 48-year-old will be the first black Caribbean host or judge to appear on the flagship programme during its 14-year history.

Hammond first shot to fame starring on the third series of the reality television show, Big Brother.

She was then signed up as a reporter and later presenter on This Morning, and most recently hosted the BAFTA Awards alongside actor Richard E Grant.

Hammond is expected to take over hosting duties from comedian and actor Matt Lucas, who announced he was leaving the popular baking show in December, after three series.

At the time, he said it had been a "delicious experience" and could not imagine a "more fun way" of spending his summers, but was struggling to fit other projects into his schedule.

Bake Off is expected to start filming this summer, with Dame Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood to return as judges.


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