Noel the Bake off Judge? the Only Thing He Can Make Is a Bowl of Pasta!

The Mail on Sunday (London, England), March 26, 2017 | Go to article overview

Noel the Bake off Judge? the Only Thing He Can Make Is a Bowl of Pasta!


Byline: Katie Hind

WITH his reputation for taking drugs and womanising, louche comic Noel Fielding is seen as a curious choice to present the next series of the quaintly traditional Great British Bake Off.

And it seems he'll be no use to the contestants if they are struggling to whip up a meringue or bake the perfect sponge - because his own repertoire in the kitchen is limited to boiling some pasta.

Ted Gaitskell, whose daughter Delia was Fielding's partner for ten years, says the star knows nothing about cooking.

'He hardly ever cooked for my daughter,' he said. 'All he would ever do was pasta with some sauce. I am surprised he has got this job. He was never, ever into cooking, not in the slightest.' Bake Off fans were shocked when earlier this month it was announced that Fielding and Sandi Toksvig would replace Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins to present the series when it moves to Channel 4. With Mary Berry not joining the new-look show either, only baker Paul Hollywood remains from the original line-up.

Although Toksvig has often discussed her love of food, the same cannot be said for Fielding. …

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