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Mel Giedroyc has lost weight since quitting The Great British Bake Off

Mel Giedroyc has advised new The Great British Bake Off presenter Noel Fielding to invest in some elasticated trousers, so he can cope with the weight he may gain while filming the show.

Mel Giedroyc has noticed a change in her waistline since leaving The Great British Bake Off.

The 49-year-old hosted the BBC baking programme with comedy partner Sue Perkins, with the pair one of the most beloved ingredients in the show.

However, when its move to Channel 4 was announced last year (16), Mel and Sue, as well as judge Mary Berry, all opted to stay with the BBC, while Paul Hollywood was the only original member of the cast to make the transition over to the new network.

Despite fans left distraught by the fact Mel and Sue will no longer be peppering the Bake Off with their hilarious anecdotes and double entendres, the pretty blonde has done her best to look at the positives - including the fact that she's slimmed down.

When host Lorraine Kelly remarked to Mel that she "looked tiny" as she appeared on her morning show Lorraine on Thursday, Mel replied: "Well it's because I don't have cakes in my life anymore, Lorraine! I'm not doing Bake Off anymore. I was eating cake solidly for five months of the year."

She did make an exception last week though, adding: "I had three birthday cakes last week for my birthday. One was full of custard!"

Paul will be joined by new judge Prue Leith and new presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding when the show makes its debut on Channel 4 later this year.

While Mel didn't comment on Prue or Sandi's new gigs, she did praise The Mighty Boosh star Noel, telling Lorraine: "'I worked with Noel Fielding recently... He kept that very very quiet!

"I am extremely fond of Fielding. I love the idea of him being in the Bake Off tent. It makes me laugh. He is great. It'll be good to see how he deals with a croquembouche!"

When Lorraine commented that tall and slender Noel may also see his weight increase due to the sweet treats the cast and crew consume on the show, Mel admitted she had already given the comedian some advice.

"I said to him, 'Noel, two words: Elasticated Trousers.'"

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