Alan Carr would be 'wrong' for Great British Bake Off

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 November 2016
Alan Carr

Alan Carr

Alan Carr would never take over as the host for 'Great British Bake Off' because he's not right for it

Alan Carr insists he'd be "wrong" for the 'Great British Bake Off'.

The former 'Chatty Man' presenter has hosted a string of shows for Channel 4 but insists he isn't a big fan of the baking competition - which the network recently acquired from Love Productions - and wouldn't want to put people off watching the show because he's such a divisive character.

He said: "Just because I look like I eat cake doesn't mean I'm hosting it.

"No one has approached me and I don't love the show as much of others. I'd be wrong for it - I'm too Marmite - and I'd hate to spoil it."

But the deal Channel 4 struck to land the show has made Alan think he's underpaid by the broadcaster.

He said: "I was a bit shocked when C4 bought it. My first thought was, 'So you've got £75 million to spare? I'll have some of that, thank you.' "

The 40-year-old star - who recently got engaged to partner Paul Drayton - wishes he had a "darker side" but insists he's exactly the same on and off camera.

He told Woman magazine: "I've always said there's never going to be a documentary about the real Alan Carr - sadly, what you see is what you get.

"I'd like to have a darker side and be a bit sinister and menacing, but I'm not like that.

"I've got a sunny disposition. Part of it is because of the number of rubbish jobs I've had; I think, 'This is a blessing' and grab it."

While Alan doesn't want the '...Bake Off' job, a number of stars have been speculated to be replacing Mel & Sue as presenters, including Clare Balding, Victoria Coren Mitchell and Sandi Toksvig.

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