Jane Beedle: It doesn't matter if Great British Bake Off hosts can't bake
Jane Beedle, a finalist on last year's 'The Great British Bake Off', says the show's new co-hosts, Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig don't need to know anything about baking
'Great British Bake Off' finalist Jane Beedle doesn't think it matters if the show's new co-hosts have no baking skills.
The baking competition's 2016 contestant has given her opinion on Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig taking over from Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc for the new series of the popular show on Channel 4 and she doesn't have any problem with the fact the 'Mighty Boosh' star and 58-year-old comedienne might not know much about cake.
Appearing on ITV's 'Good Morning Britain' on Friday (17.03.17), she said: "I don't think it matters if they can bake or not I'm not sure whether Mel and Sue could bake. They could eat! They do like a slice a cake and as long as you eat and enjoy it I think [they'll] be absolutely fine."
Selasi Gbormittah - who also competed on the show when it was on the BBC - wasn't shocked by the choice of presenters and she thinks Noel, 43, will be a great addition because he'll provide much-needed humour in the intense baking tent.
She said: "It's not surprising news to be fair because they are both really good presenters in their field and you've got Noel Fielding who is very funny which is what we need in the tent, or the new bakers need in the tent."
And she says people need to give him and Sandi a chance before they "knock" them.
Speaking about their lack of baking experience, Selasi added: "Well that's his new challenge now so we just have to wait and see, again we can't knock it till we try it so we just have to wait and see what they've both got to offer. And you've got Sandi who is of course Danish, so she will be good with her pastries. She has got that behind her and Noel of course we just have to wait and see but I think they will ace it."
'The Great British Bake Off' will move to Channel 4 from the BBC later this year and will see Paul Hollywood joined by 'Great British Menu' judge Prue Leith in place of Mary Berry.