Richard Ayoade Might Replace Mel and Sue on 'The Great British Bakeoff'

Richard Ayoade Might Replace Mel and Sue on 'The Great British Bakeoff'
The Great British Bake Off will be forever changed following its current, wildly successful seventh season. Thanks to the monetary in-fighting that comes with major success, the show is set to move from the BBC to Channel 4, losing judge Mary Berry and hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc in the process. Fortunately, the show's producers just might make the bake off great again with a new potential host.

Channel 4 mainstay Richard Ayoade is currently in talks to take over the program when it makes the switch next year.

According to the Sun, the comedian known for his quirky quiz show appearances and his role on The I.T. Crowd is the top choice for network executives.

An unnamed source said, "Richard is a really popular choice at the minute, as many think he's got a great character that would bring a great spark to the show."

The source added, "He's got a wonderful off-beat sense of humour, which would really fit the change of channel – and would no doubt be a popular choice with viewers too.... It's still early days, but he is definitely up there and now the leading candidate."