Cape Town – The Great British Bake off has finally revealed its new line up for the show.
BBC lost the popular baking show to Channel4 last year and with it judge Mary Berry and presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc. (Read more here)
Earlier this week it was announced that comedian Noel Fielding and QI host, Sandi Toksvig will replace Mel and Sue.
Sandi said on Twitter that is an honour to be on the show.
It's an extraordinary honour to be charged with being in the mix to produce this national treasure of a show #GBBO— Sandi Toksvig (@sanditoksvig) March 16, 2017
South African-born restaurateur, caterer, and cookery writer Prue Leith will join Paul Hollywood as judge.
In an statement released by the show Prue said, "I am just so thrilled to be joining Paul, Sandi and Noel on the biggest show on TV and I cannot wait to see what the real stars of the show – the bakers – are going to create for us. It is such an honour to be part of The Great British Bake Off team."
Fans of the popular show were however not impressed with Noel being part of the show.
They took to Twitter to slam his casting.
@BritishBakeOff Hmm, love Sandi Toksvig, hate Noel Fielding. Like Prue Leith, hate Paul Hollywood. Combine that with adverts, and... Nope™— Shogun (@Shogun_Noir) March 16, 2017
Im finding it too weird that Noel Fielding is hosting #GBBO - im just thinking of The mighty boosh and i cant see it working! ??— Naomi Victoria ?? (@hinaomivictoria) March 17, 2017
I was beginning to waver when I heard Prue Leith was joining but Noel-never a pleasure, always a chore-Fielding?? #GBBO Ta-ra from me!— Lynn Shipley (@Lynn_CEM) March 17, 2017
Noel Fielding is going to be on #GBBO ?! What is happening?!— Lambo (@lambo_unchained) March 17, 2017
Applications for the eighth season have opened. The show will be aired later this year.