If people events have you retreating to the lull of her Netflix queue, there's a great chance the soothing, team-spirited fact "competition" (that word is offered lightly) series The good British Baking Show is on the menu.

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But together any specialized fan knows, the show—known as The great British bake Off in the U.K.—has gone through at the very least one seismic transition in its 10-season run, a relocate from the BBC to Channel 4 (and a move from PBS come Netflix in the U.S.), which also saw the replacement of co-hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins and also beloved judge mary Berry through comedians Sandi Toksvig and also Noel Fielding and also chef Prue Leith, joining the just consistent cast member, Paul Hollywood. Currently the makeup of that staple quartet is transforming again together Sandi Toksvig announced in January that she would be stepping down as host. Yet her instead of is one more well-known comedy personality (at least to Brits, anyway): Matt Lucas.


Lucas is probably best known for his plenty of characters and also impressions in the map out comedy collection Little Britain, which he co-created with longtime collaborator David Walliams. The series, which examined the stays of dozens of personalities all play by Lucas and Walliams, ran for three periods in the U.K. And a solitary America-based season in the states on HBO. The duo also reteamed because that the airport to work mockumentary series Come Fly with Me. Lucas has showed up in movies including Paddington, Bridesmaids, and Alice in Wonderland. True Anglophile TV pan in the U.S. Might additionally know Lucas native his insignificant on Doctor Who.

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“I’m chuffed to bits to it is in joining the most delicious present on television," Lucas said, follow to Deadline. "I can’t wait to rest bread v Noel, Prue and Paul and meet the excellent bakers. And bearing in mind mine love the cake, I’ve already ordered some much larger trousers in anticipation.”


Toksvig's exit was, follow to the comedian, based upon wanting come spend more time on various other projects. “As mine waistline will certainly testify, Bake Off is one all-consuming show," she stated in a statement. "Spending time through Prue, Paul and Noel has been just one of the great pleasures of my life. These are friendships i m sorry I understand will continue beyond the boundaries of television. Bake Off is a wonderful routine which has currently proved it can happily withstand a readjust of hosting personnel. The factor for that, the course, is the the true stars that the show are the bakers themselves. Ns wish anyone well.”


Lucas will take over hosting duties together the 11th season of The an excellent British bake Off starts shooting this spring.