Davina McCall rules out hosting Great British Bake Off because she's sugar free

Published Friday, Sep 23 2016, 08:41 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
She's been suggested as a possible replacement for Mel and Sue on The Great British Bake Off when it moves to Channel 4 but there's one slight problem for Davina McCall…

She's sugar free!

'The Jonathan Ross Show', London, UK - 24 Sep 2016
Davina McCall

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Davina's on The Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday.

The former Big Brother presenter is famous for promoting a sugar free, healthy, active lifestyle and told The Jonathan Ross Show that gone would probably rule her out of presenting the bakery contest.

"I haven't really thought about it, I love the show but it's cakes and I'm sugar free really. I love watching it and I think 'Ooh I could make a sugar free version of that.' [But] you've got to try them haven't you?'" she said.

Mel and Sue certainly seem to enjoy having a nibble and who can blame them when the bakes look so amazing every week?!

Jonathan Ross clarified whether that meant "on a sugar free level" that Davina would say no, to which she replied: "I think I'd probably have to."

She added it may send a mixed message, pointing out: "[I promote] healthy eating but [on Bake Off I'm just going to have a little bit of this cake."

That being said, Davina's not actually been in talks with Channel 4: "I have not been approached and I have to say that would be tough wouldn't it? After Mel and Sue, because they were amazing."

Catch her full interview on The Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday night at 10.20pm on ITV.

The Great British Bake Off. Broadcast on BBC OneHD
Mel and Sue

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Mel and Sue have quit as Bake Off hosts.

It's going to be all change on the next series of Great British Bake as it's moving from BBC to Channel 4, hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins have quit, and judge Mary Berry is also departing.

Mary's co-judge Paul Hollywood is the only familiar face going with the programme to Channel 4.

There's been lots of headlines and controversy about the move: BBC has aired Bake Off since 2010 and describes the show as "quintessentially BBC" but when the contract came up for renewal, the corporation lost out in a bidding war to Channel 4.

Exact numbers haven't been confirmed but it's rumoured BBC offered £15 million per year, but Channel 4 went to £75 million to secure the deal.

Hosts Mel and Sue announced their exit the day after Channel 4 won the show, saying they were saddened the BBC would no longer be Bake Off's home. "The BBC nurtured the show from its infancy and helped give it its distinctive warmth and charm, growing it from an audience of two million to nearly 15 at its peak," they said.

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood - GBBO


The Mary and Paul dream team is being split.

Mary Berry then followed suit, citing loyalty to the BBC as her reason."My decision to stay with the BBC is out of loyalty to them, as they have nurtured me, and the show, that was a unique and brilliant format from day one," said Mary.

Paul Hollywood, however, has signed a three-year deal with Channel 4 to continue as a judge, saying: "It's been a huge part of my life in the past few years and I just couldn't turn my back on all that - the bakers themselves, the bakes, the team that makes it, and of course the tent, the bunting, and who could forget… the squirrels."

The current series airs on BBC One at 8pm on Wednesdays. It moves to Channel 4 from 2017 starting with a celebrity special for Stand Up To Cancer.



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