Jamie Oliver has denied rumours suggested he could be joining the Great British Bake Off.
The Celebrity chef had been linked to the show last week following news that it was moving to Channel 4 and that presenters Mel & Sue had quit.
During an interview with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on today’s This Morning on ITV, when quizzed about the Bake Off rumours, Jamie admitted, “Interesting. It went massive didn’t it? I didn’t know anything about it, and I haven’t been asked to do any kind of work on it… and the interesting thing will be what happens next... Let’s see.”
Phillip asked, “So if someone phoned you up [would you consider]?”
Jamie replied, “I haven’t got the time to do it, so I couldn’t do it if I wanted to do it. I mean, I would get massive credibility [at home] if I was on the Bake Off, massive. The kids would be like ‘finally dad, you’re doing something useful with your life!’..”
Laughing at a mocked up image of him with Mary Berry to see how it could look with him on board, Jamie smiled, “I do love Mary. Mary is such a legend. But I think actually, it’s in good hands, I’m sure something good will happen with it. People are clearly very protective over it… and it’s a show that I sit down [and watch] with my whole family.”
So far Channel 4 has yet to confirmed any details about its version of Bake Off, including whether or not judges Mary Berry or Paul Hollywood will be back.
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