Jamie Oliver has denied rumours that he could fill in as a judge on the Great British Bake Off, should Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry decide to step down after it was announced the show was moving from BBC to Channel 4. Although the star claims to be a huge fan of the show, he explained why he wouldn't be involved in the next series of the incredibly popular baking show.
Rumours that the celebrity chef would be a new judge began when Jamie shared a video joining in with the show's week four 'Batter Week' by sharing his own recipe for Yorkshire puddings. However, the father-of-five has denied that he will be involved, saying that he already has his hands full.
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Jamie has recently welcomed his fifth child with wife Jools
Speaking to The Telegraph, he said: "As much as I would get massive cred from my kids for having any kinda role, I've totally got my hands full even if I was asked, which I haven't been."
"I'm sure they’ll pick the new hosts wisely – I'm just as keen to see who they are as you are!"
Paul and Mary haven't confirmed if they will be returning to the show
Speaking to the decision to move the show to Channel 4, he said: "The Bake Off has become an institution in the UK and people understandably care about the chance that something they enjoy might lose its magic. But, as someone who knows first-hand how it works on both sides having worked with the BBC and Channel 4, I really don't think anyone should be worried about the move."
The 41-year-old revealed how much he loves the show in an interview with Now magazine, saying: "We watch Bake Off. The whole family loves it.
"Secretly, there’s always a part of me in mourning because I'd love to be one of the judges."