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Jennifer Saunders denies she and Dawn French are 'lined up' for Bake Off

Published 03/10/2016

Jennifer Saunders denied the reports
Jennifer Saunders denied the reports

Jennifer Saunders has rubbished reports that she and Dawn French are "lined up" to host the Great British Bake Off.

The Absolutely Fabulous actress said it was "complete bollocks".

Her clarification follows weekend reports suggesting the duo would take over from Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc.

She tweeted: " Its complete bollocks that Dawn and I are 'lined up' to take over Great British Bake off."

The duo were a popular combination as the comedy duo French and Saunders, on television and stage.

Bake Off's current presenting pair, Giedroyc, 48, and Perkins, 47, announced their intention to stay at the BBC when the show moves across to Channel 4 next year.

Judge Mary Berry followed them a few days later, stating she would be remaining at the corporation and saying ''farewell to soggy bottoms''.

Her fellow judge Paul Hollywood is the only member of the original line-up moving to Channel 4.

Celebrity chef Delia Smith is believed to be in the running, according to The Sun.

Fans on social media urged Saunders to reconsider, with one tweeting: "W ell that's just a Great British disappointment! Please will you reconsider...?!"

Another wrote: "You two should be lined up to take over the UK. I'd vote!"

Saunders took part in a celebrity edition of the popular baking show in aid of Comic Relief in 2015.

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