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The Great British Bake Off has announced the star-studded line-up for their 2023 celebrity special in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.

And leading the way are former Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson, Friends legend David Schwimmer and reality star Gemma Collins – who will also be hoping to avoid that dreaded soggy bottom with their bakes.

A total of 20 famous faces will be heading into the famous tent, with other names battling for star baker including Loose Women’s Judi Love and Coleen Nolan, comedian Paddy McGuinness and Olympian Tom Daley.

Ready, set, bake! The Great British Bake Off has announced the star-studded line-up for their 2023 celebrity special in aid of Stand Up To Cancer

Ready, set, bake! The Great British Bake Off has announced the star-studded line-up for their 2023 celebrity special in aid of Stand Up To Cancer

While also jostling for that coveted Hollywood handshake is Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden, presenter AJ Odudu, The Repair Shop’s Jay Blades, radio host Adele Roberts and Strictly’s Ellie Taylor.

Also taking part in the Channel 4 show are comedians Rose Matafeo, Mike Wozniak and Lucy Beaumont, radio presenter Tim Key and filmmaker David Morrissey.

While completing the star-studded line-up is Inbetweeners star Joe Thomas, Shaun of the Dead actress Jessica Hynes and Murder in Successville actor Tom Davis.

Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith will be back once more as judges, alongside hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas – with the latter appearing for one final time. 

Matt  quit his role as presenter of The Great British Bake Off last year after three series.

The comedian, 48, has co-hosted the Channel 4 show alongside Noel Fielding since 2020 but has decided his time on the programme is over.

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In a statement, Matt cited his heavy workload as the reason he has stepped away from Bake Off, saying he wouldn’t have the time to host it alongside his work on Fantasy Football League.

He wrote: ‘Farewell Bake Off! It’s been a delicious experience and I can’t imagine a more fun way of spending my summers.

Bac again: Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith will be back once more as judges

Bac again: Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith will be back once more as judges

Final hurrah: Paul and Prue are joined by hosts Noel Fielding (top left) and Matt Lucas (top right) - with the latter appearing for one final time.

Final hurrah: Paul and Prue are joined by hosts Noel Fielding (top left) and Matt Lucas (top right) – with the latter appearing for one final time.

‘But it’s become clear to me that I can’t present both Fantasy Football League and Bake Off alongside all my other projects.

‘So, after three series and 51 episodes, I am cheerfully passing the baguette on to someone else.

‘I would like to give my warmest thanks and gratitude to everyone at Love Productions and Channel 4 and to Noelipops, Paul, Dame Prue, the crew and, of course, the wonderful bakers for welcoming me into the tent.

‘I wish whoever takes over the very best and I can’t wait to tune into the next series without already knowing who won!’

Bowing out: It comes after Matt Lucas (centre) quit his role as presenter of The Great British Bake Off after three series

Bowing out: It comes after Matt Lucas (centre) quit his role as presenter of The Great British Bake Off after three series

Matt joined the show in series 11, replacing fellow comedian Sandi Toksvig who left the programme after three seasons.

The comedian was inundated with well wishes from Bake Off fans who said they’d miss him on the show. 

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Noel Fielding, who joined as co-host when Bake Off moved to Channel 4 in series 8, will remain with the show alongside judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

'Farewell': In a statement, Matt cited his heavy workload as the reason he has stepped away from Bake Off

‘Farewell’: In a statement, Matt cited his heavy workload as the reason he has stepped away from Bake Off

Duo: The comedian, 48, has co-hosted the Channel 4 show alongside Noel Fielding (pictured) since 2020 but has decided his time on the programme is over

Duo: The comedian, 48, has co-hosted the Channel 4 show alongside Noel Fielding (pictured) since 2020 but has decided his time on the programme is over

During its original run on the BBC, the series was presented by Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc. 

Syabira Yusoff was crowned the winner of the 2022 series in November, beating off competition from Abdul Rehman Sharif, 29, and Sandro Farmhouse, 30, in what proved to be a very tricky final for the trio – particularly the technical challenge.

After Matt called her name, a delighted Syabira told how her win was the ‘biggest achievement in my life.’

Praising Syabira after her win, judge Paul Hollywood said: ‘Some of the flavours we have never had in the tent before and are unlikely to have again, she is an incredible baker.’ 

Congratulations: Syabira Yusoff was crowned the winner of the 2022 series of The Great British Bake Off last month

Congratulations: Syabira Yusoff was crowned the winner of the 2022 series of The Great British Bake Off last month

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