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.”
After three years and 51 showstoppers, Toksvig has decide to step down from The Great British Bake Off to spend more time on different projects, such as her upcoming Channel 4 series The Write Offs.
Toksvig described working on the show with Noel Fielding, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood as “one of the greatest pleasures of my life”, describing her friendship with them as one that will “continue beyond the confines of television.”
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With no Christmas special on Christmas Day, Series 12 of Doctor Who kicks off on New Year’s Day.
Over the years, many contestants have forged successful careers and made lasting impressions for both good and bad reasons.
Exposing the world to soggy bottoms, custardgate and the power of the famous Paul Hollywood handshake.
With so many memorable moments to choose from, here are some of our favourites.
It’s September. That means back to school. And not just for the kids.
With Edinburgh hangovers barely forgotten, and TV execs and politicians still reeling from Dorothy Byrne’s outlandishly honest MacTaggart Lecture, conference season gets into full swing.
Not in Bournemouth but in Cambridge, courtesy of ITV, for the RTS biennial convention. There’s no prorogation for us.
This year’s group of baking fanatics include a veterinary surgeon, fashion designer and HGV driver.
The UK’s favourite food show will soon return to our screens and Channel 4 has released the trailer for the upcoming series.
The upbeat trailer – set to the Beatles track, All Together Now – shows the nation overcome with 'Bake Off Fever', coming together to bake everything from cookies, to cakes, to choux pastry.
A new batch of fresh-faced amateur bakers will enter the tent, hoping to raise the coveted trophy and show off their love for baking.
Here’s the (not quite) baker's dozen of dynamic dough punchers:
Here come the girls!
1. Kim-Joy, 27, a Mental Health Specialist from Leeds
Kim-Joy applied after prompting from her partner Nabil, she is an avid bread baker.
There is something for everyone with some Christmas crackers in the line-up and retiring to your sofa after a stressful day’s shopping is sure to get you in the festive spirit.