Stacey Solomon announces huge new TV job on Great British Bake Off – saying 'I'm over the moon'

STACEY Solomon has announced that she will be presenting the next series of Bake Off: The Professionals.

The 32-year-old star will host the Channel 4 show, taking over from comedian Tom Allen.

The chuffed star took to social media to announce the news: "I just saw that Bake Off posted, so I can finally say that the reason I've been going off and filming every few weeks is because I'm going to be presenting Bake Off the professionals this year.

"I was so excited when they asked me, I've filmed a couple of episodes and it's just been so much fun.

"Everyone is so lovely and I basically count them in and say 'ready steady go' and then I just eat cake all day.

"It's such a cool job, I love it so much. I'm just so excited about it, I can't wait to film the rest of it and I can't wait for you to see it."

Stacey also said that she was "nervous" to follow in comedian Tom's footsteps.

She added: "He's been so kind and helpful and we've filmed a couple of episodes and everyone's been so so lovely."

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Sharing a photo of the new team, Stacey concluded: "I honestly can't believe it.

"Love you all so so much, I don't think I'd get the chance to do any of these amazing things without your support and kindness, so THANK YOU for being the best Insta family anyone could wish for."

Stacey's fans were thrilled with the shake-up, with one writing: "Amazing!! Looking forward to bake off now!!"

Another posted: "Congratulations @staceysolomon!!!😍😍"

A third commented: "Well this is just the best news I’ve heard all day."

Bake Off confirmed the news on their official Twitter account, writing:"Choux la la! We’re chuffed to announce that @StaceySolomon will be joining @LiamCBakes, @BenoitBlin_MCA and @Cherish_Finden for the next series of Bake Off: The Professionals.

"Welcome to the petit fours-ome, Stacey! #GBBO."

The Loose Women panellist will co-host alongside series eight contestant of the main show and Junior Bake Off judge Liam Charles.

Baking fans were hooked to last year's series as they watched Michael and Andrew crowned champions.

Team Captain Michael has worked at the likes of Gleneagles in Scotland and Cardiff’s St David’s.

At the time, a Channel 4 spokesperson said: “These boys are proud of their Welsh roots and are ready to show the patisserie world what Wales has to offer and hopefully take the trophy back to Cardiff for the second year running.”

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