Holly Willoughby posts sweet message as Alison Hammond shares Bake Off snap

This Morning star Hammond will co-host the new series of the baking show

Alison Hammond poses for photographers upon arrival for the BAFTA Nominees Party in London, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023 (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Alison Hammond is the new Bake Off presenter. (Invision/AP)

Celebs predicted that Alison Hammond would be the “showstopper” herself as she shared a snap of herself on The Great British Bake Off.

This Morning star Hammond is replacing Matt Lucas on the programme, and will host the new series alongside Noel Fielding.

She took to Instagram to share a photo of the pair outside the famous tent with the show’s judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood, delighting fans and her fellow celebs.

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“@britishbakeoff is back with a new series and addition - Meeeeee!!” Hammond posted.

“I can not wait. Coming soon to @channel4.”

Excited messages poured in from Hammond’s colleagues, with fellow This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby posting a string of hearts and raising hands emojis.

Carol Vorderman, who is also a regular on the ITV daytime show, said the role was “perfection”.

“You're the showstopper my babe,” she added, in a nod to one of the baking show’s rounds.

TV cook Juliet Sear chimed in: “Nice one Alison!!! I know you will really be AWESOME on this.

"I can’t wait to see you shine! Xxx.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09:  Alison Hammond (L) and Holly Willoughby attend the ITV Gala held at the London Palladium on November 9, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Alison Hammond with fellow This Morning star Holly Willoughby. (Getty Images)

Denise Welch from Loose Women said that it was the “best casting ever”.

Welch’s fellow panellist Ruth Langsford wrote: “Can’t wait to see it….you’ll be BRILLIANT!”

“Can’t wait,” said singer and TV star Michelle Visage.

“Slay all day,” added chart star Paloma Faith.

Alison Hammond usually hosts This Morning with Dermot O'Leary. (ITV)
Alison Hammond usually hosts This Morning with Dermot O'Leary. (ITV)

Lucas stepped down from Bake Off in December last year after co-hosting the much-loved show for three series.

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At the time he said it had been a “delicious” experience but that he was “cheerfully passing the baguette” onto someone else.

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