Actor, comedian and writer Matt Lucas is replacing Sandi Toksvig as co-host of The Great British Bake Off.
Lucas will be joining Noel Fielding and judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood in the tent for the eleventh series.
He said: “I’m chuffed to bits to be joining the most delicious show on television. I can’t wait to break bread with Noel, Prue and Paul and meet the brilliant bakers.
“And bearing in mind my love of cake, I’ve already ordered some much larger trousers in anticipation.”
First rising to fame in Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer’s Shooting Stars, Lucas reached comedy stardom with Little Britain and Come Fly With Me, which he co-created and acted in alongside David Walliams.
The new presenting role looks to be a piece of cake for Lucas in the short video accompanying the announcement, which also gave fans a taste of Lucas and Fielding’s chemistry.
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Licking his lips at the prospect of their partnership, Fielding said: “I love Matt. I love his warmth and his comedy and his big joyful smile.
“I think if we play our cards right we could become the next Chas and Morph.”
The eleventh series of The Great British Bake Off begins filming this spring.