Foxtel is bringing back The Great Australian Bake Off with new hosts and judges.
Announced today as hosts are Claire Hooper and Mel Buttle. For those that don’t recall The Great Australian Bake Off which tan for one season on Nine will see 12 home baking enthusiasts put through a series of gruelling elimination challenges, baking a mouth-watering selection of cakes, pies, tarts, pastries, bread, biscuits and desserts, all in the hope of being crowned Australia’s Best Home Baker. Contestants will be judged by Matt Moran and Maggie Beer.
his job is two dreams come true for me. To be on the right side of the camera for tasting the bakes, and to co-host with a funny friend. Mel and I have never worked together before but she’s one of my absolute favourite comics and I don’t mind at all if she ends up making better baking puns than me on camera. My mouth will be full anyway,” said Hooper.
“My enthusiasm for this gig will make up for my actual baking experience level, which is just above beginner and only because I once had a bun in the oven.”
Mel Buttle added, “I can’t believe I got the job! I have no hospitality or restaurant experience at all; however I did spent most afternoons during my uni days watching Ready Steady Cook and Huey’s Cooking Adventures. I think those afternoons have just paid for themselves.
“I’m such a fan of both Matt and Maggie; I am going to need a stiff drink of verjuice to calm my nerves when I meet them both. And I’m over the moon about finally getting to work with the lovely Claire Hooper, she was one of the big names in comedy when I started out and it’s very exciting to be on Bake Off with her. We’re good friends and I hope that comes across on air, obviously I want my own trailer though, that goes without sayin.’”
The Great Australian Bake Off is coming to LifeStyle FOOD later this year.