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'Queer Eye' star Jonathan Van Ness hints at possible 'Bake Off' presenting role

By Sarah Finnan

January 17, 2020 at 11:03am

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In the words of the man himself, this would be shamazing.

It’s not even 24 hours since Sandi Toksvig dropped the bombshell that she would be stepping down as host of the Great British Bake Off, but it looks like the rumour mill is already churning with news of potential replacements with fans rooting for Jonathan Van Ness to take over.

Announcing the news on social media, Sandi posted a statement that read:

“When stepping down from a job it is quite common for people to say that they are doing so in order to spend more time with their family. Unusually I am departing from the Great British Bake Off so I can spend more time with my other work”.

Adding that spending time with co-stars Prue, Paul and Noel was one of “the great pleasures” of her life, she concluded the heartfelt message with warm wishes for the future.

According to the Channel 4 website, producers are already on the hunt for Sandi’s replacement, looking for candidates with “experience of mopping up spills and the occasional tear, making tea and keeping the amateur bakers to time”.

No easy feat I’d imagine.

Seeming to put himself in the running, Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness took to Twitter to say:

“I’ve heard a rumor…#GBBO.”

Very cryptic Mr Van Ness. Very cryptic indeed.

Fans have gone into overdrive since seeing the message with several people saying that they would consider watching the show again if it’s true.

Only time will tell...but I reckon Noel Fielding and Jonathan Van Ness would be match made in Bake Off heaven.

(Header image courtesy of @jvn)

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