Angus Deayton revealed as new host for Bake Off: Crème de la Crème

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If you're already missing The Great British Bake Off as much as we are, then you'll be looking forward to the next series of Bake Off: Crème de la Crème.

The baking show, featuring 10 teams of professional bakers, pastry chefs and chocolatiers, sets out to find some of the best professional chefs out there by setting them extreme baking challenges.

However, it's now been confirmed that the next series will be hosted by Angus Deayton, after chef Tom Kerridge presented the first series.

Angus is best known for presenting BBC comedy panel show Have I Got News For You, before he was sacked from the programme in 2002.

Not only will former host Tom not feature on the next series, judge Claire Clark won't be back for series two either.

Joining Angus for the nine-episode baking show are regular judges Benoit Blin, chef patissier at Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons in Oxfordshire, as well as Cherish Finden, the executive pastry chef at The Langham in London.

Speaking about the show's new host, Love Productions' executive producer Kieran Smith said: 'We're delighted Angus has taken up the baton to host the next series.

'His distinct humour and presenting style brings a fresh dynamic to the show'.

While The Great British Bake Off will be moving to Channel 4 for the next series, it was announced that its sister show Crème de la Crème will remain on BBC Two.

BBC Two's Channel Editor Patrick Holland said: 'Bake Off: Creme de la Creme proved a great hit with audiences last year and we are pleased that it is returning to BBC2 with Angus Deayton at the helm. With its wit, charm and celebration of specialism, it's a show I am delighted to have on BBC2.'

But while we should expect a new host and smaller judging panel, it seems like the format of the show will also change. Series two will see two groups of five teams compete across three heats, and then two semi-finals, before battling it out to reach the final round.

According to the Radio Times, this change was made by producers to give us 'more time to get to know the chefs taking part'.

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