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‘Great British Bake Off’: Michel Roux Jr Admits He’d Be A ‘Fool’ To Turn Down The Show

'It's still a little up in the air isn't it, who's going to do what?'

04/03/2017 11:05 GMT

Michel Roux Jr is doing nothing to stop speculation that he could be appearing on Channel 4’s ‘Great British Bake Off’, and has admitted that he’d be a “fool” to turn the show down.

The broadcaster is yet to announce replacements for Mary Berry, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, and in a new interview, Michel states that he would be tempted to sign up.

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Mary decided to stay loyal to the BBC when the programme was sold to Channel 4

The Michelin star chef was first linked with the show back in January, when he was pictured on a test shoot with Paul Hollywood, Frances Atkins and Rachel Allen, sparking speculation that they could be the new ‘Bake Off’ team.

However, it was recently reported that the hunt for a new team is still ongoing, with a source claiming that bosses aren’t finding it easy.

“They are determined to get the best possible presenters they can but they are still a while off yet because so many of the obvious candidates love ‘Bake Off’,” a source said earlier this week. “No one wants to be the person who took it on and failed.”

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