Alan Carr rules himself out of Great British Bake Off job

Alan Carr says he won’t be the next presenter of Great British Bake Off.

“I love Channel 4 but no-one has approached me,” he told Nick Grimshaw during the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show.

“But I don’t think I could do it. I think it [Great British Bake Off] is too loved. I’m like Marmite.”

Alan Carr is a Channel 4 favourite and, along with his own chat show – Alan Carr: Chatty Man, also appears on panel shows such at The Big Fat Quiz of Everything.

Alan Carr

He also joked to Nick Grimshaw about recent weight gain being another reason not to host Great British Bake Off.

“I went on a treadmill. You know the bottom bit of your gut?” he said.

“It slid over the top and pressed the emergency stop button.

“That’s bad when your own fat turns the machine off. So I can’t do it.”

Last month it was announced the BBC had lost the rights to the baking competition and the show would be moving to Channel 4.

Bake Off judges and hosts

Hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc have said they will be standing down after the current series airs.

Mary Berry has also resigned.

Remaining judge Paul Hollywood is the only current member of the on-screen team committed to making the move to the new channel.

Replacements for the three women have yet to be announced.

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