Matt Lucas reveals the strange way he was hired for Bake-Off

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Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding introduced their partnership on YouTube

New Excellent British Bake-Off presenter Matt Lucas says he bought the job soon after showing in one particular of Noel Fielding’s goals.

The Little Britain star is to substitute Sandi Toksvig as Fielding’s co-host for the eleventh collection of the cooking clearly show.

Speaking to Cash Radio on Friday, Lucas reported it was a “odd” set of gatherings that led to his appointment.

“They have been on the lookout for a new host, and Noel had a desire that I was the co-host,” he advised presenter Roman Kemp.

“And in its place of saying to the producers, ‘I dreamt Matt Lucas was the co-host’, he just reported, ‘Matt Lucas would be a great co-host I think’ and then I bought an audition.

“I bought a contact on a Friday, I had the audition on the Tuesday and it was introduced on the Thursday.”

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They had been because of to get started filming the programme this spring but Lucas confirmed that production has been delayed because of to Covid-19.

Even so, he reported, “it truly is great” as the lockdown period “presents all of our bakers more time to observe and it means I am going to have an even even larger appetite for all these cakes”.

‘Busy boys’

He also advised Little Britain could return in total, soon after a one particular-off radio exclusive in Oct – saying that he and fellow star David Walliams “message every other rather a great deal each day”.

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“We would like to do something yet again with Little Britain,” he advised Cash Radio’s Roman Kemp. “We are each chaotic boys, for us it truly is about just finding the time [but] yeah, we want to do something.

“We just really don’t know a hundred% what it would be, no matter whether it would be a Television clearly show yet again or would it be a stage clearly show, I really don’t know. But yeah we would like to do some more Little Britain surely.”

Lucas has had sufficient on his plate of late anyway, and currently unveiled the official music online video for his new music, Thank You Baked Potato.

The novelty observe, which is aiming to increase income for NHS workers, offers assistance on how to “have a improved day” for the duration of the coronavirus disaster.

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Speaking to yet another radio breakfast clearly show host on Friday, Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary, Lucas reported he in the beginning wrote the music for the Television clearly show Shooting Stars, but he gave it a re-compose soon after the virus started to just take keep in the United kingdom, as he was “experience a bit anxious as a person at residence with asthma”.

He did not hope persons to devour it in the fashion they have.

“I wrote the lyrics to this baked potato music just in an idle moment pondering ‘well I am going to just put it on Twitter, I really don’t assume anything at all will happen with that.’ And I was a bit mistaken!” he laughed.

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