Alison Hammond’s new Bake Off co-star breaks silence on her replacing Matt Lucas

Alison Hammond’s Great British Bake Off co-star Prue Leith has broken her silence on the This Morning host replacing Matt Lucas.

Judge Prue, 83, commented on Alison’s instagram post which officially confirmed the news that broke on Thursday night.

Prue broke her silence on the news of Matt's replacement


Prue broke her silence on the news of Matt’s replacementCredit: Getty
Alison beamed as she officially announced she was joining GBBO


Alison beamed as she officially announced she was joining GBBO

Prue wrote: “Huge congratulations Alison, you will be magnificent and I can’t wait for your infectious laugh to be ringing through the tent.”

The Big Brother legend was tipped to stand in for comedian Matt and earlier today officially revealed she had signed up for the Channel 4 show.

Alison, 48, shared a video of her new colleagues, presenter Noel Fielding, and judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith as sugary figurines on top of a Bake Off inspired cake.

This Morning star Alison narrated a mock up press conference in the video and said: “Breaking news everyone.

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“Alison Hammond is joining the team of the Great British Bake Off. Alison, have you got any words whatsoever?”

Zooming in on her face, she added: “Do you know what I’m just so very excited.

“As you can see, all my colleagues are absolutely speechless.

“We’re so very happy and we can’t wait to get started!”

The star captioned her video: “It’s OFFICIAL!!! It’s happening The Great British Bake off ! Let’s have it !

“The cake that is 😂#GBBO 2023 @britishbakeoff @noel_fielding @prueleith @channel4 @paul.hollywood”

Her famous friends were quick to congratulate the star, as one raved: “Great choice!”

Fellow presenters Claudia Winkleman said: “Brilliant!” and Joel Dommett said: “Such great news!”

Loyal viewers of the Channel 4 baking show also gave her a unanimous thumbs up, predicting the hilarious This Morning favourite will be the perfect fit to replace comic Matt.

One said: “There will be some baking and LOADS of laughing! Cannot wait!!!!!!!! Congratulations”

A second said: “Yesssssss, your going to be amazing!!!!!!!”

Alison previously entered the nation’s most famous tent as a contestant on the celebrity version of the show for Stand Up 2 Cancer back in 2020.

Matt, 49, announced he was stepping down from the gig back in December after three years at the helm.

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The comedian said he could no longer host it alongside his other projects.

The star, 49, also presents the rebooted Fantasy Football League for Sky with fellow comedian Elis James and said he wasn’t able to do both.

Alison Hammond has confirmed she'll host Bake Off with Noel Fielding


Alison Hammond has confirmed she’ll host Bake Off with Noel Fielding

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