'Bake Off' hosts Noel and Sandi transform into Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith

Chris Edwards
Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding has transformed themselves into judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith ahead of the new season (Channel 4)

Ahead of the new series of The Great British Bake Off, presenters Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig have transformed themselves into co-stars Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

For Radio Times magazine, the Channel 4 show’s hosts dressed up as the judges, and the resemblance is frightfully uncanny.

The image, which has since been shared on Fielding’s Instagram account, sees the two of them mimicking Hollywood and Leith’s distinctive looks, with Fielding sporting a grey wig, red lipstick and long red blazer.

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Toksvig meanwhile, wears an unbuttoned blue shirt and grey beard whilst holding a massive slice of cake and offering a trademark Hollywood handshake.

Hollywood himself was stunned by the image, sharing it on his own Instagram account with a series of exclamation marks.

Last year’s Bake Off winner Rahul Mandal certainly saw the funny side, commenting: “Ha ha ha. This photo just made my day. Can't wait for the next week to see the new series!!! (Good luck to all the bakers!)

While Mandal’s fellow contestant Ruby Bhoga added: “Absolutely nailed it.”

Noel Fielding (top left), Paul Hollywood (bottom left), Sandi Toksvig (top right) and Prue Leith (bottom right) on The Great British Bake Off (Channel 4)

This will be Fielding and Toksvig's third series hosting the Bake Off, having replaced Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins in 2016 when the show made the move from the BBC to Channel 4.

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Last month, the show unveiled a surreal first trailer for the new series, featuring singing cupcakes, miniature miners in an oven and two ladies sitting in a cup of tea.

The premiere date of the new series has not yet been revealed, but all previous seasons of the show, even the ones aired on the BBC, have kicked off in August.

Last year’s series began on August 28 and the season before that started on August 29, which suggests this year’s instalment may air around the same time.