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Scarlett Moffatt's TV Offers 'Pile Up', From 'Great British Bake Off' To 'Loose Women'

We could be seeing a lot more of her in 2017.

18/12/2016 11:18 GMT

Since winning ‘I’m A Celebrity’ earlier this month, Scarlett Moffatt has been heavily tipped to launch a career in TV presenting in 2017, and it seems she may have found her first high-profile gig.

Scarlett first rose to prominence on the Channel 4 show ‘Gogglebox’, and according to reports she’ll be staying there, to front its reboot of ‘Great British Bake Off’, when it moves to its new home next year.

A source told The Mirror: Scarlett is now a serious contender – she opened a lot of eyes to her potential on 'I’m A Celebrity'.

“She is young, very funny and just the type of presenter Channel 4 are looking for to front their version of the show.”

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Scarlett Moffatt

However, it would appear that the TV offers are already starting to pile up for Scarlett, with fresh reports claiming that ITV daytime bosses are in a bidding war to secure her as a presenter.

An insider revealed to the Daily Star: “‘This Morning’ wants her for their popular showbiz slots alongside Rylan Clark-Neal and last year’s ‘I’m A Celeb’ runner-up Ferne McCann. They know Scarlett will be hilarious and a hit with viewers.

“‘Loose Women’ are desperate to bag an exclusive deal as they know their audiences will relate to Scarlett as she’s so down to earth.

“The show is going for a younger panel following the success of Katie Price and previous ‘Loose Woman’ and reality star Vicky Pattison.”

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Scarlett won 'I'm A Celebrity' earlier this month

The Daily Star’s insider added: “It’s not often that daytime shows on the same channel battle to secure a presenter.”

It’s still not known whether Scarlett will be returning to ‘Gogglebox’ in the future, with conflicting reports about her future on the show emerging since her jungle victory.

  • Jo Brand
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    The obvious choice - Jo fits in well with the 'Bake Off' brand (IF YOU'LL PARDON THE PUN) having hosted spin-off show extra slice for the past three years.

    She was also named the bookies' favourite, more or less as soon as Mel and Sue announced they were stepping down.
  • Davina McCall
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    Channel 4 and Davina go way back, with 'Big Brother', 'The Million Pound Drop' and 'The Jump' all among the projects she's worked with on C4 in the past.

    On Twitter, hers is the name we keep seeing crop up time and time again, either from people crying out for her to get the job, or pleading with Channel 4 not to give it to her.
  • Alan Carr
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    Another of Channel 4's go-tos, Alan at the helm of 'Bake Off' would be a complete change in direction for the show, with his energy and buoyant enthusiasm contrasting heavily with Mel and Sue's more subdued and laidback approach to presenting.
  • Nadiya Hussain and Tamal Ray
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    Reigning champ Nadiya has already forged a successful career as a TV personality for herself, and it didn't even take her a year after she won, so putting her in charge might seem like a natural progression.

    In our opinion, it would be a bit too obvious, though, but we'd definitely be in favour of her forming a new double act with runner-up Tamal, with whom she got along like a house on fire in their days on 'GBBO'.
  • John Whaite
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    That said, John Whaite has always held a special place in 'Bake Off' fans' hearts since his victory in the third season.

    Like Nadiya, he too has managed to bag himself a career in TV, so we wouldn't be surprised if the offer fell at his feet either.
  • Olly Murs and Caroline Flack
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    'Ready... set... BAKE... no wait... erm... not yet, don't bake yet. OH WAIT. No, do bake. So yeah... bake. Sorry about that.'
  • Julian Clary
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    He might seem like a bit of a left-of-field choice for the gig, but when you think about it, he's a perfect fit for 'Bake Off'.

    Julian is the undisputed king of innuendo, and his soft-spoken style lends itself perfectly to the 'Bake Off' tent.

    He's also become a dab hand at light entertainment since his 'CBB' days, appearing on the panel of 'Your Face Sounds Familiar', as well as fronting 'Nature Nuts' and appearing on 'Give A Dog A Home'.
  • Geri Horner
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    Anyone who's been keeping an eye on Geri's Instagram page will know she's become a baking devotee since her winning stint on celebrity 'Bake Off', and this video of her interviewing Avril Lavigne proves she's certainly got a unique interviewing style.

    Hmmm.... maybe not.
  • Emma Willis
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    Another star whose name has repeatedly been cropping up.

    Emma must be so stressed out interviewing the stars of 'Celebrity Big Brother' twice a year that we'd be quite happy for her to land a presenting gig that's a bit more... calming.
  • Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby
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    OH BUT DON'T YOU SEE? They aren't doing it. And they felt the need to tell us this in one the least funny celebrity 'pranks' in recent memory, at the height of 'Bake Off' mania.