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Mary Berry reveals she's never heard of new Great British Bake Off presenter Noel Fielding

by Sharnaz Shahid

Former Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry has revealed she doesn't know who British comedian Noel Fielding is. Breaking her silence on the show's new signings, the 81-year-old happily shared her thoughts. When asked if she had worked with The Mighty Boosh's Noel - who will be stepping into Mel & Sue's presenting role with Sandi Toksvig on the revamped Channel 4 series - Mary told The Sun: "I don't know him, but I'd take my chances."

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Mary Berry has admitted she doesn't know who Noel Fielding is

STORY: Paul Hollywood breaks his silence on new Great British Bake Off line-up

Last week, Channel 4 announced the new GBBO line-up which also sees food writer Prue Leith join Paul Hollywood on the judging panel. The TV veteran also shared her approval on Prue, praising her for her "knowledge" and "personality". Meanwhile, original judge Paul also revealed his delight when he found out he would be working with the 77-year-old. Speaking on Loose Women, he confessed: "I've got nothing but respect for Prue… We've actually met and had a chat, there's something there. In fact, she reminds me so much of my mother-in-law, in a fantastic way. I think we're going to get on like a house on fire."

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Prue Leith will be stepping into Mary Berry's shoes as the new Bake Off judge

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Of her new appointment, Prue said: "I am just so thrilled to be joining Paul, Sandi and Noel on the biggest show on TV and I cannot wait to see what the real stars of the show - the bakers - are going to create for us. It is such an honour to be part of The Great British Bake Off team." Noel added that Bake Off is one of his "favourite shows", saying: "I've always loved brightly coloured cakes and Sandi Toksvig so this is a dream come true for me! It's basically the double."