Alison Hammond, the well-known television personality, is set to take on the role of presenter on the popular TV show, The Great British Bake Off. This follows the departure of previous presenter, Matt Lucas, after just one series.

Hammond, 46, is no stranger to television. She first rose to fame in 2002 as a contestant on the third series of the reality show, Big Brother. Since then, she has become a regular on our screens, presenting shows such as This Morning, and appearing as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.

Despite her lack of experience in presenting cooking shows, fans of Hammond are excited to see her take on this new challenge. Her charismatic personality and ability to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds are sure to make for an entertaining and engaging series.

The Great British Bake Off has been a staple of British TV since it first aired in 2010. The show, which sees amateur bakers compete against each other in a series of challenges, has proven to be incredibly popular with viewers, attracting millions of fans both in the UK and abroad.

The decision for Matt Lucas to leave the show was met with disappointment by many fans. However, the announcement of Hammond as his replacement has been met with excitement and anticipation. Many fans have taken to social media to express their support for Hammond and their excitement for the upcoming series.

In a statement announcing her new role, Hammond said: “I am thrilled to be joining the team on The Great British Bake Off. It’s a show that I’ve always loved and I can’t wait to be part of it. I’m looking forward to working with the contestants and judges and to seeing what they can come up with each week.”

Hammond’s appointment is just the latest change for the show, which has seen a number of different presenters and judges over the years. The current judges, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, have been with the show since 2017 and are expected to return for the upcoming series.

In addition to Hammond’s appointment, there are also rumours that the show’s format may be changing slightly. There have been suggestions that the show may transition to a format similar to that of the American version, The Great British Baking Show, where the contestants are given more time to complete their bakes.

Whatever changes may be in store, fans of The Great British Bake Off are sure to be tuning in to see how Hammond does in her new role. Her appointment is a testament to her popularity and charisma, and her ability to connect with viewers from all walks of life.

Hammond’s appointment also adds to the growing trend of greater diversity and inclusivity in the entertainment industry. As a woman of colour, she brings a fresh perspective to the show, and will undoubtedly inspire many young people who may not have seen themselves represented on screen before.

There is no doubt that Hammond has big shoes to fill, following in the footsteps of previous presenters such as Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins. However, her natural talent and charm make her more than capable of rising to the challenge and making the role her own.

The Great British Bake Off is set to return to screens later this year. As anticipation grows for the new series, we can be sure that Hammond’s appointment as presenter will only add to the excitement.