Matt Lucas exits ‘The Great British Baking Show’: ‘It’s been a delicious experience’

Matt Lucas exits ‘The Great British Baking Show’: ‘It’s been a delicious experience’

The cohost said that he’s “cheerfully passing the baguette along to someone else” after three seasons.

This news isn’t so sweet: Matt Lucas The Great British Baking Show ..

The Bridesmaids actor, who has cohosted the cooking competition with fellow comedian Noel Fielding since 2020, announced his exit from the tent Tuesday.

Farewell Bake Off! In a statement posted on social media, Lucas stated that he was referring to the show under its U.K. name, The Great British Bake Off .. “It’s been an amazing experience and I can’t imagine a better way to spend my summers. But it’s now clear to me that I cannot present both ‘Fantasy Football League’ and ‘Bake off’ with all my other projects. After three series and 51 episodes, I am cheerfully passing on the baguette on to someone else.

Lucas did not name a successor but thanked his co-stars Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood for taking him under their collective wings during his time on the series.

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Love Productions and Channel 4, and to Noelipops and Paul, Dame Prue and the crew for welcoming me into their tent,” he wrote. “I wish the person who takes over the show the best. I can’t wait for the next series to start without knowing who won. ”

Lucas was invited to the Great British Baking Show after Sandi Toksvig, ., left. The Little Britain actor chatted with the contestants and encouraged them to succeed in their culinary challenges.

After Lucas’ announcement The Great British Baking Show thanked Lucas for his humorous contributions to the show.

We’ve enjoyed having Matt Lucas brighten our Tent over the past three years, especially during times when laughter and smiles have been so much in need,” a statement was posted to the show’s social media accounts. “We appreciate everything he has done for Bake Off, including working in covid bubbles and supporting the bakers. “It’s been a pleasure to work with him on Bake Off. ”

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