‘Little Britain’ actor Matt Lucas is the new addition to the ‘Great British Bake Off’ team following the departure of Sandi Toksvig who recently left after co-hosting the show for the past three years. Nevertheless attention is now focusing on who might be joining him on the popular programme and the name in the frame right now is Caroline Quentin who is favourite on the betting market to accompany Lucas in the baking extravaganza.
Caroline has been starring in the ‘Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off’ special and she is being seen as a leading contender to present the show alongside Lucas. The actress has played several on-screen TV roles, however her rise to fame came in ‘Men Behaving Badly’ where she portrayed the role of Dorothy between 1992 and 1998.
Her other most notable roles included character Maddie Magellan in Jonathan Creek between 1997 and 2000 as well as DCI Janine Lewis in the drama Blue Murder from 2003 to 2009.
Quentin is currently a presenter having hosted TV shows such as ‘The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes’.
Jo Brand is being seen as Caroline’s main rival in the race to host GBBO, the bookies going 11/4 on the comedian, presenter, writer and actress.
Next Great British Bake Off Presenter
(Odds provided by Betway Bookmakers)
5/2 – Caroline Quentin
11/4 – Jo Brand
7/2 – Julian Barratt
9/2 – Nadiya Hussain
9/2 – Alex Jones
9/2 – French & Saunders
7/1 – Mel Giedroyc and/or Sue Perkins
8/1 – Scarlett Moffatt
10/1 – Dawn French
12/1 – Iain Stirling
14/1 – Richard Ayoade
20/1 – Emma Willis
22/1 – Davina McCall
33/1 – Ant & Dec