Original article from Kent Live
Noel Fielding will be returning to co-host this year’s ‘The Great British Bake Off’ with the new series expected in late September.
The 48-year-old presenter is expected to join Matt Lucas, Paul Hollywood, and Prue Leith in the tent for the 12th series of the Channel 4 baking competition.
Known for his light-hearted comedy and easy-going nature on the show, Noel quickly became a fan favourite and viewers will be relieved to hear he will be returning to our screens later this year.
Noel has co-hosted the series since 2017 alongside Sandi Toksvig who later stepped down and was replaced by Matt Lucas in 2020.
And this is not Noel’s first job in the baking world!
Noel revealed to The Guardian that at the young age of 14 his first job was in a cake shop – but he got sacked on his first day.
The Westminster-born celeb has had a range of jobs in his time and it's fair to say it's paid off.
The comedian, actor, presenter, musician, and artist has played his hand at everything accumulating a net worth of $6 million (£4,370,670) according to Celebrity Net Worth.
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Known for his surreal comedy and trademark fashion and hair style he has made countless TV appearances including ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’, ‘QI’ and ‘Taskmaster’.
He quickly rose to fame with his cult comedy troupe ‘The Mighty Boosh’ with co-creator Julian Barratt.
The double act took ‘The Mighty Boosh’ to Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1998 and won The Perrier for Best Newcomer Award.
In 2001, it was commissioned for a Radio 4 series before a 20-episode TV show on BBC Three which aired in 2004 to 2007.
The Boosh even held their own festival at Hop Farm Beltring, Kent in 2008.
And Noel’s links to Kent do not stop there.
The comedian is rumoured to own a house in Deal after being spotted in the area in 2018.
He has been seen a number of times around the town and even held an exhibition of Halloween-themed paintings at the Don’t Walk Walk gallery in 2019.
A talented artist, Noel attended what is now known as Buckinghamshire New University to study graphic design and advertising.
The ‘Nevermind The Buzzcocks’ star has continued to explore his artistic side which he regularly promotes online.
The bright artwork is eye-catching and has been featured in numerous exhibits in London. This month a lion Noel painted was pictured in Piccadilly as part of The Tusk Lion Trail.
Noel took to his Instagram to promote the piece.
He wrote: “Go check out my lion in Piccadilly! Get a photo with him and support @tusk_org and the great work they do…”
Noel's main residence is in Highgate, London with his partner radio DJ Lliana Bird and their two children, Dali and Iggy, but the pair prefer to keep their home life private rarely sharing snaps.
Eagle eyed fans will often catch a glimpse of their Highgate home in the background of Noel’s art pictures.
His artwork has even been used in collaboration with Fendi for their Autumn Winter 2021 Menswear collection, which can be seen on his
The star commented: “A dream seeing my scribbles come to life today in the @Fendi runway…”
With a date yet to be released for the return of ‘The Great British Bake Off’, fans will have to wait a little longer before they see Noel on their screens.