Little Britain’s Matt Lucas gave an exciting update on the new season of GBBO (Picture: Channel 4 & Rex)
Matt Lucas has revealed that filming for the the Great British Bake Off 2021 will begin ‘very soon’.
Appearing on Friday’s instalment of ITV’s Lorraine, the 47-year-old said that the cast and crew will soon be going ‘into a Covid-free bubble’ so cameras can begin rolling on the popular Channel 4 series.
He said: ‘We’re starting [filming] very soon. And like last year, we’re going into a bubble. All self-isolating and getting tested.
‘And then we’re going into Covid-free bubble, so we can all taste each other’s bakes, and there can be handshakes and all sorts.’
The former Little Britain star promised an exciting season with big personalities.
‘I’ve seen the video clips of all the new bakers, and there’s some brilliant ones in there,’ he added.
Filming for GBBO will begin ‘very soon’ according to Matt Lucas (Picture: ITV)
Matt, who joined as host of GBBO last year, continued: ‘I just have fun, and I love working with Noel [Fielding].
‘He’s so funny. And, of course, we’ve both been in double acts – we’re used to being in that dynamic. So when we write together, we understand the rhythms to go, “Oh actually, I’ve thought of this joke, but you have it”.’
The actor continued to praise his co-host, stating: ‘Noel is really generous like that. He comes up with very funny things for me to say.
‘And Paul [Hollywood] and Prue [Leith] are so friendly, and they were so welcoming.
Matt joined the popular Channel 4 show last year as host (Picture: Love Productions)
‘I was so nervous going into this hugely popular show and Sandi [Toksvig] had left very big boots to fill. But it’s great, so much fun to be a part of.’
Speaking of the opening Bake Off sketches, he said: ‘We’re trying to do more sketches like that. Before the show starts, we try and do a funny thing each week. We’re dressing up more and more this year.’
Matt also touched on working with his Little Britain co-host David Walliams in the future, saying: ‘We’ve got an idea. We haven’t written anything down yet, we haven’t pitched anything to anyone, but we do know what it is we want to do.’
Matt explained that the cast and crew are going into a ‘Covid bubble’ to get tested before filming (Picture: ITV)
There are no confirmed dates for the 2021 series of Bake Off yet, but it usually airs from September to November.
There’s nothing to suggest that will change for this year.
Great British Bake Off is due to return to Channel 4 this year.
Credit: Original article published here.