Bristol comedian Matt Lucas left">Jayde Adams is among the bookies’ favourite celebrities to replace Matt Lucas as the new Great British Bake Off host. The 48-year-old Little Britain star announced this week that he had quit the TV gig after three series, having co-hosted the Channel 4 show alongside Noel Fielding since 2020.
Jayde did the city proud earlier this year when she competed in the 20th series of Strictly Come Dancing. The Good Omens star was eliminated in Week 5, but definitely has enough presenting experience under her belt to helm Bake Off 2023 having hosted numerous comedy shows along with Netflix’s Crazy Delicious with Heston Bluemthal.
The Bedminster-born celeb is up against competition, though - as Joe Lycett is currently the bookies’s overall favourite to snap up the role, with a 22.2% chance of taking over from Matt Lucas. The Brummie comedian appeared on a celebrity version of the show for Stand Up to Cancer in 2018 and has since since hosted Channel 4’s Travel Man along with consumer comedy hybrid show Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back.
Nadiya Hussain is hot on Lycett’s heels with a 20% chance of winning. The popular TV chef and cookbook author also has past experience in the tent, having won Bake Off in 2015.
Third in the running is YouTube star Amelia Dimoldenberg who created the web series Chicken Shop Date, in which she interviews rappers, grime artists and Premier League footballers in fried chicken restaurants.
Jake Ashton, Bake Off betting expert at OLBG.com, said: “Comedian Joe Lycett seems like the perfect fit to slot in and replace Matt Lucas in the Bake Off presenter role and bookies think the same, making him the 7/2 favourite to take over from Lucas next.
“Amelia Dimoldenberg makes an interesting figure in the market though at 5/1 with her cooking show on YouTube constantly going viral on TikTok and Twitter.”
Who will be the new Bake Off presenter in 2023? Full list of bookies’ favourites and odds
- Joe Lycett: 7/2 (22.2%)
- Nadiya Hussain: 4/1 (20.0%)
- Amelia Dimoldenberg: 5/1 (16.7%)
- Ellie Taylor: 6/1 (14.3%)
- Jayde Adams: 7/1 (12.5%)