Jo Brand to host Bake Off spin-off

Jo Brand

Jo Brand

Comedienne Jo Brand is to host BBC Two's new 'Great British Bake Off' spin-off show, 'An Extra Slice'.

Jo Brand is to host 'The Great British Bake Off's' new spin-off show.

The 57-year-old comedienne, who has previously appeared as a contestant on 'The Great Comic Relief Bake Off', will present 'The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice' on BBC Two, which will air right after the main show.

Each week, Jo will be joined by a panel of celebrity fans to discuss the latest episode and will also interview that week's eliminated baker.

Jo said: "I am absolutely delighted to have been asked to be part of 'An Extra Slice'. As someone who obviously loves cakes but also, keeps a very strict eye on my figure and exercises assiduously to keep healthy, I hope I am a worthy candidate to represent the Borough of Baking."

'An Extra Slice' will be filmed in front of a live studio audience and guests will be invited to bring in their own homemade treats based on the week's challenges and viewers at home can also send in photos of their baked goods.

BBC Two Controller Kim Shillinglaw commented: "I'm delighted that Jo Brand will be serving up an extra helping of 'Bake Off' on BBC Two, tackling the week's events in her own inimitable style while also offering fans of the show a sneak preview into what's coming up next."

'The Great British Bake Off', which pulled in nine million viewers on BBC Two, will move to BBC One for its new series next month.

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