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Matt Lucas Announces His Departure From Great British Bake Off

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

08:45 7 Dec 2022


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Matt Lucas is moving on

Great British Bake Off presenter Matt Lucas has announced his departure from the show.

He released a statement on social media saying he's finding it difficult to juggle his many commitments.

 

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Matt began, 'xxx Farewell Bake Off!'

'It’s been a delicious experience and I can’t imagine a more fun way of spending my summers, but it’s become clear to me that I can’t present both ‘Fantasy Football League’ and ‘Bake Off’ alongside all my other projects.'

'So, after three series and 51 episodes, I am cheerfully passing the baguette on to someone else.'

 

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Matt went on to pay tribute to his co-host Noel Fielding and judges Paul Hollywood and Dame Prue Leith.

'To Noelipops, Paul, Dame Prue, the crew and, of course, the wonderful bakers for welcoming me into the tent.'

He concluded by wishing his successor all the best, whoever that may be.

Noel paid tribute to his co-host with a lovely post on social media calling him, 'a huge comic talent,' and, 'a lovely man and a good friend.'

'Farewell buddy thank you for 3 amazing years.'

Read his full post here:

 

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Matt's replacement hasn't yet been announced.


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