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Noel Fielding hosting Bake Off on Channel 4

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PamplemousseRouge Thu 16-Mar-17 22:44:37

Sorry if this already has been written about in a thread elsewhere.

I've just seen that Noel Fielding (the comedian from The Mighty Boosh) is confirmed as the new host of the Bake Off alongside Sandi Toksvig.

I'm quite surprised, to be honest. What does everyone else think?

NightWanderer Thu 16-Mar-17 22:46:51

I was a bit taken aback at first but I'm definitely interested in watching it.

mycatisginger Thu 16-Mar-17 22:46:53

I am very excited by this news!

NetballHoop Thu 16-Mar-17 22:48:52

I'm not really bothered. I won't watch it because I do hold a grudge and they shouldn't have been so greedy.

Buttercupsandaisies Thu 16-Mar-17 22:51:13

I think he's fab do quite excited!

TiggyD Thu 16-Mar-17 22:52:13

Sandi will be great. Noel might be a train wreak.

I'm sure they've done a screen test and it went ok. hmm

ToadsforJustice Thu 16-Mar-17 22:54:21

Disaster. RIP GBBO.

Megatherium Thu 16-Mar-17 22:54:59

I can't see it working with Noel Fielding. The reason it worked with Sue and Mel was that they were not only funny, they empathised with and supported the contestants. Noel Fielding will make it all about him.

5BlueHydrangea Thu 16-Mar-17 22:56:01

No thanks. I thought the other 2 (Mel and Sue) were irritating, these will be much worse!

5foot5 Thu 16-Mar-17 22:57:57

Well there wasn't much going for it before but this has utterly killed it. Sandi Toksvig is a good egg but Noel Fielding is a grinning idiot too far

Justmuddlingalong Thu 16-Mar-17 22:58:33

I think it will be a bit mad and chaotic. I have a feeling Paul Hollywood's already tarnished reputation will be thrown out with the eggshells.

PamplemousseRouge Thu 16-Mar-17 22:59:06

I'm a bit worried about Noel Fielding presenting it - I feel like he's a bit too 'kooky' and quirky, and the whole point of GBBO for me was a comforting and cosy show that I found genuinely funny when Mel and Sue were in charge. Really want to like the new GBBO but I'm not sure sad

mummabearfoyrbabybears Thu 16-Mar-17 22:59:08

Channel four dumb everything down. Did you watch the Paralympic coverage they did. It was like watching an episode of Mr tumble. I won't be watching GBBO again.

Bluntness100 Thu 16-Mar-17 22:59:27

How bizzare. I didn't even know who he was and had to google him. I also find Sandi a strange choice, she's spectacularly unfunny but I think maybe has potential.. But meh from me and I might watch the first one if nothing else on and I remember. Poor hosting choices in my opinion. Guess they had budget issues.

ImFuckingSpartacus Thu 16-Mar-17 22:59:37

This news makes me more interested in watching it on C4, but its a surprising choice.

5foot5 Thu 16-Mar-17 22:59:41

megatherium said what I meant

Nydj Thu 16-Mar-17 22:59:58

The irony of Sandi, one of the founders of the Women's Equality Party being added as someone who will be 'alongside' Noel as opposed to being a co-host.

I will watch at least one episode out of loyalty to Sandi.

PamplemousseRouge Thu 16-Mar-17 23:00:05

I miss Mary, Mel and Sue already!

Megatherium Thu 16-Mar-17 23:07:21

I find Sandi Toksvig very funny, and I think she's given QI a new lease of life. However, I'm not sure her fairly dry style of humour will translate to BakeOff.

I think what is liable to kill it is just the fact of being on commercial TV. Either they'll have to have a shorter programme to accommodate the ad breaks, which will spoil it, or they will have to lengthen it which will reduce the chances of people sticking with individual episodes. Having the programme broken up by ad breaks will be a pain in the neck, there'll be loads of product placement, and I suspect we'll find themes being dictated by what advertisers want rather than by what makes for an interesting and good quality programme.

GinSwigmore Thu 16-Mar-17 23:07:42

^Simon Amstell nailed it.

It is a shame Julian Barratt is not co hosting.
They could have called themselves The Mighty Amuse-Bouche
wink grin

I will watch it of course, rubbernecker what I am. But I do wonder regarding Fielding being appointed whether producers picked up on the Ooh Richard Ayoyade fanfare when that rumour did the rounds and thought: Okay, he's never going to do it, let's brainstorm...

viques Thu 16-Mar-17 23:12:03

Hope he ties his hair back,nothing so offputting as long black hairs trailing in the ganache

PamplemousseRouge Thu 16-Mar-17 23:12:23

Ahh I love Simon Amstell Gin! Wonder if he'd be up for hosting?? And that's so true about the ad breaks Megatherium, I didn't even think of that. I wonder how they'll get round it?

Draylon Thu 16-Mar-17 23:13:05

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Florrick Thu 16-Mar-17 23:14:47

I can't STAND Noel Fielding - so won't be watching.

The guy's an idiot. I'm not even sure where he came from apart seemingly being on every panel show.


WorraLiberty Thu 16-Mar-17 23:15:09

It's a strange choice.

I'm expecting many many space cake recipes grin torch

Tbh I don't think it's going to work no matter who takes over.

On a different note, I seem to be in a minority on MN but I thought Mel and Sue were cringeworthy shite.

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