Nadiya Hussain in talks to star on The Great British Bake Off
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 September 2016
Nadiya Hussain is wanted to star on the new-look 'Great British Bake Off', according to a report
Nadiya Hussain is reportedly in talks to star on the new-look 'Great British Bake Off'.
The former champion is being lined up as a judge or a presenter on the show while TV bosses continue to search for replacement for Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, who decided to walk away from the programme ahead of its switch from the BBC to Channel 4 in 2017.
An insider said: "Nadiya is a natural choice to get involved in some way. She's with Love Productions, who make the show, anyway and she made her last programme, 'Chronicles of Nadiya', with them.
"She is hugely popular, gets great ratings, is a natural in front of the camera and knows the format and the pressures of being a contestant better than anyone."
Mary Berry, 81, and Paul Hollywood, 50, are still to confirm whether they will continue with the programme, but talks with Nadiya are said to be at an advanced stage already.
The source told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper: "Nadiya's got 'it'. There are already advanced talks about how she could be involved, either as a judge or in some new role."
Meanwhile, it has also been reported that long-time friends Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton could be set to replace Mel and Sue on the show.