GREAT British Bake Off fans have already ‘worked out’ who will replace Matt Lucas.
The comedian announced on Tuesday that he would be leaving the قناة 4 baking series.
In a statement he said: “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.
“وبالتالي, after three series and 51 الحلقات, I am cheerfully passing the baguette on to someone else.
“I would like to give my warmest thanks and gratitude to everyone at Love Productions and Channel 4 and to Noelipops, بول, Dame Prue, the crew and, بالتاكيد, the wonderful bakers for welcoming me into the tent.
“I wish whoever takes over the very best and I can’t wait to tune into the next series without already knowing who won!”
Following the news, fans have been left devastated – while some are already working out who will join Noel Fielding at the helm.
Taking to social media site reddit, viewers of the beloved series are convinced Richard Ayoade will take over as host.
They pointed out how the 45-year-old, who is best known for his role in The IT Crowd, is already pals with Noel Fielding.
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“Their dynamic would be great because they’ve been friends for a long time, and yet complete opposites from each other,” said one viewer.
قال آخر: “He’s the perfect foil for Noel’s offbeat energy.”
“This this this. He wouldn’t be able to help himself from snarking at Paul and it would be brilliant,” وأضاف ثالث.
While a fourth posted: “He would be fabulous!”
This year’s series of Bake Off recently came to an end which saw 32-year-old Syabira from London crowned the winner.
The Malaysian-born baker showed off her impressive skills in the kitchen and secured her spot as the Top Baker of the series.