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New host replaces Tom Allen on Bake Off The Professionals

TV star Stacey Solomon will replace Tom Allen as a new host on Bake Off The Professionals, the show have announced (C4/Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon/PA)
TV star Stacey Solomon will replace Tom Allen as a new host on Bake Off The Professionals, the show have announced (C4/Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon/PA)

TV star Stacey Solomon has replaced Tom Allen as the co-host of Bake Off The Professionals.

The Loose Woman presenter, 32, said she gets to “eat cake all day” while fronting the seventh series alongside former Great British Bake Off contestant and fan favourite Liam Charles.

Judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden will also be returning to the Channel Four show.

Writing on Instagram, Solomon said: “I can finally say the reason I have been going off and filming every few weeks is because I am going to be presenting Bake Off The Professionals this year.

“I was so excited when they asked me and we filmed a couple of episodes and it’s just been so much fun.

“Everyone is so lovely and I basically just count them in and say ready steady go and then eat cake all day, its such a cool job, I love it so much and am just so excited for it.”

On Instagram, Allen, 38, posted a collection of pictures with Charles following their time hosting the show together.

He captioned it: “I’ve had the best time co-hosting The Professionals down in Sussex with my wonderful friend Liam but now is the time to move on.

“Stacey Solomon you are going to be absolutely amazing I can’t think of anyone better to be doing it!

“It was my first tv presenting job back in 2018 and it has taught me so much – thanks to the amazing team with whom I’ve loved working, all the incredible chefs and most of all Benoit, Cherish and of course the brilliant Liam. Have a great series you guys!! X”

The baking series, which was won last year by Michael Coggan and Andrew Minto from Gin and Bake, is a spin-off of The Great British Bake Off.

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