Channel 4's creative executive Jay Hunt has opened up about the new series of Great British Bake Off revealing that the format of the show has been reinvented for the network. Stating that the show now has a more "modern" feel, she said: "We've got a new tone to it. It has a new comic riff to it and I feel it is modern and future facing. I think it is a show people will love with a Channel 4 spin."
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According to Jay, the new team have great chemistry
Jay also spoke about the new group of bakers, and the presenters, Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig. "I happened to be down at the tent a few weeks ago and the chemistry is fantastic," she said. "What is even more striking, I've seen the first episode now, the calibre of the baking this series is absolutely jaw-dropping. Bake Off is mostly about the bakers and the most striking thing this year is the sheer calibre of the bakers in the show and what they are pulling off."
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She then added: "Chemistry is hard to achieve on television and what I took away from it more than anything else is that there was a natural warmth and that [Noel and Sandi] got on really well and their humour worked incredibly effectively together." Sandi has previously opened up about presenting the show with Noel, saying: "Noel Fielding is one of the nicest guys in show business. The first time I met him I felt like I had met a rather wayward cousin whose take on the world made me laugh. The only down side is that he has much better dress sense that I do."