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Freya Hodgson

Great British Bake Off fans reveal who they want to replace Matt Lucas as host

Comedian Matt Lucas has recently announced that he is leaving the Great British Bake Off as he plans to focus on his role on Fantasy Football League - but who do you want to replace him?

The Little Britain star took to Twitter to share the news stating it “became clear” he was no longer able to host the popular Channel 4 series.

The 48-year-old served as a presenter on the show for three years, and appeared in 51 episodes alongside fellow comedian Noel Fielding.

While fans expressed their sadness at Lucas’s decision to move on, it does mean the door is open for another icon to take his place.

We gave Mirror readers the chance to vote for their favourite celebrity to replace Matt in his hosting role - and the results are in.

Funny man Joe Lycett triumphed in the poll after raking in 17 percent of public votes.

Unfortunately for fans, the comedian has made it clear he has no intention of joining Paul Hollywood in the tent next year as he simply “can’t be bothered”.

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Matt has served as a presenter on Bake Off for three years (Mark Bourdillon/ Love Productions)

The second most popular was Rylan Clank-Neal with 15 percent of votes, despite the bookies giving the X-Factor star odds of just 20/1.

TV chef Nadiya Hussain is another fan favourite after scooping 12 percent of votes - she also has past experience of the show, having won Bake Off in 2015.

Other names that received votes include I’m A Celeb star Seann Walsh (10%), Strictly’s Ellie Taylor (8%), and The Masked Singer presenter Joel Dommett (8%).

Meanwhile, other names that were recommended in the comments include Gordon Ramsay, Dawn French and Richard Ayoade.

Check out the full list - as voted by our readers - below:

  1. Joe Lycett - 17%
  2. Rylan Clark-Neal - 15%
  3. Nadiya Hussain - 12%
  4. Seann Walsh - 10%

  5. Other - 10%

  6. Ellie Taylor - 8%

  7. Joel Dommett - 8%

  8. Lee Mack - 6%

  9. Judi Love - 6%

  10. Tom Allen - 4%

  11. Amelia Dimoldenberg - 2%

  12. Jayde Adams - 2%

Do you agree with these results, or is there another star Lucas should “pass the baguette” on to? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

On your mark, get set, BAKE!

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