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Celeb chef Prue backs Noel Fielding's new Bake Off role

By Sherna Noah

Prue Leith has backed new Great British Bake Off host Noel Fielding - saying that producers needed to get someone "different" from "kooky girl comedians" Mel and Sue.

Wacky, surreal comic Fielding (43) will be presenting the show on Channel 4 with Sandi Toksvig (58), replacing Sue Perkins (47) and Mel Giedroyc (48).

Leith (77) told the Sun: "What would have been fatal is if they had tried to simply do exactly the same thing and replace Mary with someone very like Mary and to replace Sue and Mel with similar kooky girl comedians.

"I think it would have been really hard to get it right. But if we're all very different, it will be different."

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