Alison Hammond to be new Great British Bake Off host after wowing fans in celebrity edition

16 March 2023, 22:14

Alison Hammond is the new Bake Off host
Alison Hammond is the new Bake Off host. Picture: Alamy

By Kit Heren

Alison Hammond is set to be unveiled as the new host of Great British Bake Off, according to reports.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

Ms Hammond, 48, will replace departing presenter Matt Lucas when the Channel 4 show resumes filming for the new series in the summer alongside Noel Fielding.

She is due to be unveiled in the next few days, the Mirror reported.

"Alison is a great choice," a source said. "She will bring warmth and humour to the tent in spades. We’re laughing just thinking about it.”

Ms Hammond, 48, made a good impression after appearing on a celebrity version of the Bake Off in 2020 for Stand Up 2 Cancer.

Alison Hammond
Alison Hammond. Picture: Alamy

“I do think that good food and good baking comes from the heart - and I’ve got a lot of heart,” she said at the time.

She told judges Paul Hollywood and Dame Prue Leith: “I love chocolate brownies. Any time I go out and about, try a brownie, it never compares to my brownies. I know that sounds really big headed.”

She added: "Oh my god, this is just going so well. Things are just running so smooth for me, this is actually boring TV. I’m literally a natural baker - and a natural eater as well.”

She will be the first non-white presenter or judge in the show's 14-year history. Fans have previously called for a female presenter to come on the show.

Read more: Headteacher accused of stalking 'suffers panic attack after being arrested and has to be lifted unconscious into police van'

Read more: Lanzarote rushes to build bridges with British tourists after president calls for 'better class of holidaymakers' to visit island

Ms Hammond first came to fame on Big Brother in 2002, and is now a roving reporter on This Morning. She hosts every Friday and on regular school holidays with Dermot O’Leary.

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Exclusive
MPs have been subject to abuse within weeks of being elected for the first time

'Traitor, piece of s***, horrible excuse of a woman': New MPs fear attacks after receiving hundreds of abusive messages

Trump recounted the shooting on Saturday

'I'm not supposed to be here': Emotional Donald Trump recounts assassination attempt in first speech since shooting

A police car was overturned in the disturbance and a bus was set on fire

Home Secretary condemns 'shocking' riot in Leeds, after bus set on fire and police car overturned in mass disorder

Nancy Pelosi has said 'Biden can be convinced to quit the presidential race'

Nancy Pelosi 'says Biden can be convinced to quit race', after Obama says he 'must seriously consider' stepping aside

Zelenskyy is set to address Cabinet on Friday

Zelenskyy to address UK Cabinet as Starmer pledges to tackle Russia's 'shadow fleet' to squeeze Kremlin finances

Rikki Berry was shot dead in Kirkby on Wednesday

Man shot dead in Liverpool suburb named for the first time, as police release photo

Bob Newhart has died aged 94

Comedian and actor Bob Newhart, known for his work in Elf and the Big Bang Theory, dies aged 94

Starmer and Macron have had a bilateral meeting in Oxfordshire

Starmer and Macron share sorrow over Channel migrant death, as PM calls for Europe to work together to tackle crisis

A police car was overturned in the disturbance and fires appear to have been lit

Chaos in Leeds as police car overturned and bus set on fire in riot, as Home Secretary condemns 'shocking' scenes

Primary school teacher struck off after anonymous letter exposed her as £1,600-a-night escort

Primary school teacher struck off after anonymous letter exposed her as £1,600-a-night escort

The Brit drowned after being pulled away by strong currents.

British tourist drowns in front of girlfriend during Lake Como boat trip

x

Former police station - complete with holding cells and custody suite - goes on sale on RightMove

Atker used tubes of Aluminium Phosphide to exterminate bedbugs

'Desperate' woman spared jail after deadly gas used for bedbug infestation kills 11-year-old girl

Obama tells allies Joe Biden must 'seriously consider' presidential bid

Obama tells allies Joe Biden must 'seriously consider' presidential bid as campaign hits back at 'baseless conjecture'

Zara McDermott opened up about the "extremely distressing" events that occurred behind the scenes at Strictly Come Dancing.

Strictly Come Dancing's Graziano Di Prima admits to kicking Zara McDermott

Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer vows to tackle migrant crisis 'at source' as he announces £84 million in aid for Africa and Middle East