Bake Off’s Noel Fielding reveals why working with Matt Lucas was ‘difficult’ in candid comment

Great British Bake Off host Noel Fielding has opened up about why working with co-star Matt Lucas on the show was “difficult”.

The The mighty Boosh star, who joined Channel 4’s baking competition in 2019, was joined by Little Britain actor in 2020 when Sandi Toksvig left the series. Noel explained that it took them a while to find their chemistry on screen, given that the TV stars were already friends and are best known for their two-parters.

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Noel told the Radio Times: “It was a bit weird with Matt because we’re friends and we’re probably the same low-status person from our doubles. Where is he [David] Walliams and I have Julian [Barrett]. It was harder to find how we worked together, but we managed to find a way.”

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The comedian and writer then talked about how he found work with his new Bake Off colleague, Alison Hammond, who announced she was joining earlier this year shortly after Matt Lucas left the iconic marquee.

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Matt Lucas smiles for a photo with Noel Fielding, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith on the set of The Great British Bake Off© Mark Bourdillon / Channel 4 / Love ProductionsMatt Lucas and Noel Fielding guested together on Bake Off

“Alison is hilarious,” Noel said, adding, “But she’s not a comedian trying to make a joke, which made it a little easier. We weren’t trying to figure out how to do it, we just did it. We came together like jazz musicians.”

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Fans won’t have to wait much longer to see Noel and Alison co-host The Great British Bake Off for the first time. The new series, which will of course see the return of judges Prue Lieth and Paul Hollywood, begins its fourteenth series on Tuesday 26 September at 8pm.

Pru Leith, Noel Fielding, Alison Hammond and Paul Hollywood on Bake Off© Channel 4. Alison Hammond replaced Matt on the show

This Morning host Alison is clearly delighted with her new gig in the roasting tent. The star shared the official first photo on her Instagram page, adding the caption: “@britishbakeoff is back with a new series and addition – Meeeeee !! Can’t wait. Coming soon to @channel4 #GBBO.”

Alison’s This Morning co-star Holly Willoughby also commented on the post, dropping a string of red hearts and praising hand emojis. Ruth Langsford also expressed her support for the Birmingham-born presenter, writing: “Can’t wait to see it….you’ll be BRILLIANT!” Carol Vorderman added: “Perfection. You’re the star my darling.”

Meanwhile, Matt said in his farewell statement: “Farewell Bake Off! It was a delicious experience and I can’t think of a more fun way to spend the summer. But it became clear to me that I couldn’t present Fantasy Football League and Bake Off in addition to all my other projects .So after three series and 51 episodes, I’m happily passing the baguette on to someone else.

Paul, Alison, Noel and Prue are filming Bake Off 2023© InstagramPaul, Alison, Noel and Prue filming Bake Off 2023

“I would like to express my warmest gratitude and thanks to everyone at Love Productions and Channel 4 and to Noelipops, Paul, Dame Prue, the crew and of course the wonderful bakers for welcoming me into the marquee.”

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