As a fan of baking, baked goods, and cheeky puns, watching the implosion of the The Great British Bake Off has been heart breaking. With move to Channel 4, then the departure of hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins followed by the exit of the delightful Mary Berry, you might wonder what it would take to ever mend your sugar-filled heart.
The actor and comedian was in the fan favorite The Mighty Boosh but is most well known as Moss on the hilarious IT Crowd. I mean if you can’t recite the emergency services number by heart (0118 999 881 999 119 7253) then you have at least used this gif at one point to describe your day:
Being a host is more than just introductions, they consult and console, and put a weirdly positive spin on even the most dour of desserts. His involvement isn’t confirmed as of yet but given Ayoade’s comedic timing and personal demeanor he seems like a great person to be comforting the contestants when they have a run in with soggy bottoms or a run in with Paul Hollywood’s Blue Steel look. Both of which can send shivers down even the best baker’s spine.
Here’s to hoping that the best baking show on television pulls it together so that we can all enjoy more seasons of show stopping bakes and insane technical challenges.
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