New stars of Bake Off haven’t met!
THE four presenters chosen to host The Great British Bake Off have not yet met as a team, Paul Hollywood revealed yesterday.
He said Channel 4 did not organise a joint screen test for himself and co-stars Noel Fielding, Sandi Toksvig and Prue Leith before deciding they would front the show.
Nor did the producers consult Hollywood, who was the only star to stay with the programme following its £75million move from BBC. Asked if they had run the names past him, the baker replied ‘No, why?’.
The revelation is likely to fuel concerns that the new quartet will not gel in the same way the BBC’s presenters did. However, Hollywood told ITV’s Loose Women that he thought the new choices were ‘perfect’.