'Great British Bake Off is dead!' Fans react as new hosts and judge are revealed

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Fans of the Great British Bake Off have been reacting to news of the show's new hosts.

Channel 4 yesterday officially confirmed today that Prue Leith will replace Mary Berry as a judge on The Great British Bake Off - while Sandi Toksvig OBE and Noel Fielding will be the show's new presenters.

Mary and hosts Mel and Sue quit the baking competition last year after it moved from the BBC to C4.

After weeks of speculation, bosses last night announced that the former Great British Menu judge Prue will replace Mary alongside Paul Hollywood who is sticking around from the BBC.

Meanwhile, Mel and Sue will be replaced by comedians Sandi, presenter of C4's Fifteen To One, and Noel, who's best known for The Mighty Boosh.

On Twitter, the reaction was rather.... unfavourable.

However it wasn't TOTALLY negative, with some vowing to give the new series a chance...

https://twitter.com/Glavlar/status/842446692016390145

https://twitter.com/sammyrobson1975/status/842509556190265344

Recently it was confirmed that the BBC has waived a contractual 'holdback' clause that would have prevented the main version of Bake Off from returning before 2018.

Therefore, the show's eighth series is now expected to air on C4 later this year.

There is also expected to be a celebrity special in aid of Stand Up For Cancer.

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