He'll replace Sandi Toksvig when filming for the eleventh series of The Great British Bake Off begins this spring.
After much speculation, Channel 4 have finally announced that actor, writer and comedian Matt Lucas will be joining Noel Fielding and judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood in the Bake Off tent for the upcoming series.
Much like creating a successful bake, a successful presenting partnership is all about chemistry and Matt and Noel have it by the oven-load.
Speaking about joining the show, Matt Lucas said "I’m chuffed to bits to be joining the most delicious show on television. I can’t wait to break bread with Noel, Prue and Paul and meet the brilliant bakers. And bearing in mind my love of cake, I’ve already ordered some much larger trousers in anticipation. See you in the tent!"
Welcoming Matt to the team, Noel said “I love Matt. I love his warmth and his comedy and his big joyful smile. I think if we play our cards right we could become the next Chas and Morph.
To which Paul added “I’m a genuine fan of Matt’s, it is such great news he will be joining us in the tent, he’s a fantastic addition to the team.” and Prue said “The combination of Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding! Will we stop laughing and get any filming done?”
And finally, Channel 4’s Director of Programmes, Ian Katz, welcomed Matt saying “We’re thrilled that one much loved national institution is joining another. Matt has everything it takes to be a great Bake Off presenter: he’s warm, hilarious and loves cake.”
The Great British Bake Off returns later this year on Channel 4