Bake Off Bosses Reject Claims That A-List Stars Thought The Show Was ‘Toxic’

Another week, another Great British Bake Off drama.

This time, it was the announcement that Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig were to replace Mel and Sue as the hosts on the show, following its move to Channel 4.

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Not much of a hoo-hah about dear old Sandi – but Noel on the other hand? It seems as if the appointment of the comic has ruffled a few feathers across the country, as well as at Love Productions if reports in The Sun are to be believed.

Come on guys - the guy’s not even started yet!

Speaking to the paper, a source close to the show claimed: “A lot of people at Love Productions are worried about what Channel 4 is going to do with their show.

“But this is the risk of selling off a national treasure to the highest bidder.”

The paper also claimed that a whole host of A-List stars rejected the show as it was deemed as ‘too toxic’ after the furore that emerged following the show’s move away from the BBC.

The paper claims stars such as Davina McCall, Dawn French and Jamie Oliver were all approached but turned the high-profile gig down.

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Josh Widdecombe – co-host of the popular 'Last Leg’ show on Channel 4 – was also apparently in the running for the gig, but turned it down at the last minute.

However, the official line from the production company is that only Sandi and Noel were ever given formal offers – which would mean that the claims of A-List abandonment were nothing more than a storm in a mixing bowl.

A Love Productions spokesman said: “Love Productions and Channel 4 jointly chose Sandi and Noel as presenters and they were the only pair an offer was made to.”


Either way - we think you’ll be great Noel.