Alison Hammond is about to change into the brand new host of The Nice British Bake Off, changing Matt Lucas.
Bosses of the hit Channel 4 present are anticipated to announce her as co-presenter to actor and comic Noel Fielding inside days, in keeping with reviews.
Hammond, 48, could be the primary black Caribbean host or choose to look on the flagship programme throughout its 14-year historical past.
One supply informed the Every day Mirror that Hammond, a reporter and presenter on This Morning, “is a good selection”.
“She is going to deliver heat and humour to the tent in spades. We’re laughing simply serious about it,” they stated.
The presenter first shot to fame when starring on the third sequence of actuality tv present Huge Brother.
She was then signed up as a reporter and later host on This Morning, and most lately hosted the BAFTA Awards alongside actor Richard E Grant.
She additionally made an look on the celeb model of Bake Off in 2020, which yearly raises cash for charity Stand Up 2 Most cancers.
Hammond is anticipated to take over internet hosting duties from comic and actor Matt Lucas, who introduced he was leaving the favored baking present in December, after three sequence.
On the time, he stated it had been a “scrumptious expertise” and couldn’t think about a “extra enjoyable manner” of spending his summers, however was struggling to suit different initiatives into his schedule.
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Bake Off is anticipated to begin filming this summer season, with Dame Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood to return as judges.
Sky Information has contacted Channel 4 for remark.