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Great British Bake Off fans split on new hosts Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig


The decision rose to success with some but was a burnout with others.

The news that Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig have been signed up as The Great British Bake Off’s hosts has been trending on Twitter.

Fans of the baking contest, which had its final run on the BBC in 2016, were unsure about the new line-up of stars at Channel 4, which also includes Prue Leith as Paul Hollywood’s partner in judging the bakers’ efforts.

Comedian Noel was the most talked about signing for the new series, splitting opinion among the programme’s loyal viewers.

But others were not so convinced it was a good idea.

Another fan referenced the BBC’s recent recasting of Top Gear’s stars which ended with Chris Evans quitting the car series.

Others were more willing to give Noel a chance in the role.

However, one viewer wondered whether the comedian agreed to the gig for the freebies on offer.

Noel is best known for the surreal BBC comedy The Mighty Boosh and was a team captain on music game show Never Mind The Buzzcocks until it ended in 2015.

PA Media