Matt Lucas has responded to tributes from Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith following his exit The Great British Bake Off.
On Tuesday (December 6th) the Lesser Britain The actor announced that he is retiring from the baking competition known as The Great British Baking Show in the USA.
He attributed his decision to a clash of projects, stating that “it became clear” he could no longer present the show.
It’s currently unknown who will replace Lucas, who himself replaced Sandi Toksvig during the show’s 11th series in 2019, but many are hoping it could make for a fun reunion.
After the news broke, baking experts Hollywood and Leith exchanged relevant messages, praising Lucas for his service on the show.
“I absolutely loved working with you @RealMattLucas. Thank you for bringing so much laughter and fun to the tent,” Leith wrote, while Hollywood said, “You will be missed @RealMattLucas good luck in whatever you have planned…you have been amazing.”
In response to Leith, Lucas wrote, “Thank you, Dame Prue. I had a nice time. I will miss dancing with you in the makeup trailer.”
Meanwhile, he told Hollywood: “Thank you Pauly. You are the best. Good luck with the next series and I hope you find someone else’s nipples to twist instead of mine!”
Lucas’ co-host Noel Fielding shared his own tribute in a “farewell” post on Instagram.
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Days after his announcement, Lucas shared a photo with his Little Britain co-star David Walliams with the caption: “Writing”.
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