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GBBO shake-up confirmed as host Matt Lucas becomes contestant for celebrity special
Bake Off host Matt Lucas is set to be a contestant on the new celebrity series.During filming a star pulled out at the last minute, so the comedian, 47, agreed to take their place.He said: “I was forced to bake by my bosses at the last minute when one of the bakers became unavailable.“I can’t tell you how happy I was that my humiliation was caught on camera!”The stunt means Matt had to try to impress co-stars Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.Other celebs taking part include Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah, presenter Ruby Wax, choirmaster Gareth Malone; actress Katherine Kelly and Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse.Completing the line-up are comics Yung Filly, Alex Horne, Mawaan Rizwan and Ed Gamble, DJs Annie Mac and Clara Amfo, actors Ben Miller and Blake Harrison, singers Ellie Goulding and Example, presenters Emma Willis, Laura Whitmore and Sophie Morgan as well as actress Tracy-Ann Oberman.The series, which is in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, will air on Channel 4 this spring.Little Britain star Matt previously came under fire for controversial comments he made during an episode of the Channel 4 seires.According to viewers, he suggested going gluten-free was only a "fashion" choice for many people, but they were quick to point out that coeliac disease is a very real and potentially serious issue.The theme of the show was 'free-from', and as Noel Fielding explained to the quarter finalists that the cakes were required to be "beautifully decorated" with two tiers, Matt replied: "Like the two tears I shed for my gluten brothers who have been cast aside for the wants and vagaries of fashion."Several viewers then took to Twitter to criticise Matt for his remark.One said: "Gluten free isn't the 'vagaries and fripperies', coeliacs have no