Clare Balding clears up those Bake Off rumours


TV presenter Clare Balding was one of the names rumoured to be in the running for Channel 4´s Great British Bake Off.

The show will move channels next year, and following the news that Mary Berry and presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins will stay with the BBC, speculation has been rife about who could replace them.

Clare Balding

But Clare has cleared up the rumours saying she may be joining Paul Hollywood, who announced he would be moving to Channel 4.

Talking on ITV's Lorraine, she told host Lorraine Kelly: "No. I'm very flattered because it's such a wonderful show and I love watching it but I really can't cook, I seriously can't cook.

"I once had a recipe that said to toast the pecan nuts or something and I put them in the toaster.

"And I slightly think that supermarkets are going to do it all for you, I know that's a terrible thing to say.

"I do chop my vegetables obviously, I don't buy them pre-chopped. And I can do salads but I've never made a soup or a cake in my life, ever."

So there you have it.