Stacey Solomon to co-host 'Bake Off: The Professionals'

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Stacey Solomon has a new role. (PA)
Stacey Solomon has a new role. (PA)

Stacey Solomon is getting her teeth into something new as she joins Bake Off: The Professionals.

The Loose Women star will co-host the Channel 4 series, which is a spin-off of The Great British Bake Off, with Liam Charles.

She will be taking over the role from Tom Allen, who has said it is "time to move on".

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The show announced the news by tweeting a picture of Solomon with her co-host Charles, who was previously a Bake Off contestant, and judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden.

“Choux la la!” the message said.

“We're chuffed to announce that @StaceySolomon will be joining @LiamCBakes, @BenoitBlin_MCA and @Cherish_Finden for the next series of Bake Off: The Professionals.

“Welcome to the petit fours-ome, Stacey!”

Allen has been a host of The Professionals – which sees pastry chefs going up against each other in a series of challenges – since it moved to Channel 4 in 2018.

He posted a message on Instagram wishing Solomon well.

“I’ve had the best time co-hosting The Professionals down in Sussex with my wonderful friend Liam but now is the time to move on,” he said.

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“Stacey Solomon you are going to be absolutely amazing I can’t think of anyone better to be doing it!

"It was my first TV presenting job back in 2018 and it has taught me so much - thanks to the amazing team with whom I’ve loved working, all the incredible chefs and most of all Benoit, Cherish and of course the brilliant Liam. Have a great series you guys!! X.”

Stacey Solomon at the ITV Palooza at the Royal Festival Hall, South Bank (Photo by Keith Mayhew / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Stacey Solomon will co-host the series. (Keith Mayhew / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

Solomon is known to viewers as a Loose Women panellist but has had some time off following the birth of her fourth child, daughter Rose, last year.

Bake Off: The Professionals will be back on Channel 4 later this year.

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