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Channel 4 dismisses reports Smith to replace Berry

There has been speculation that Delia Smith could take over from Mary Berry. Credit: PA

Channel 4 have denied reports that Delia Smith could replace Mary Berry on the Great British Bake Off when it moves from the BBC.

Reports that comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders could also host the popular baking show have also been squashed.

A spokesman said: "We are taking our time to find the right presenters and judges for Bake Off. We have not approached anyone about the roles.

Mary Berry recently confirmed she would leave the show when it moves to Channel 4 out of "loyalty" to the BBC.

But Paul Hollwood has revealed he will stay with the programme as it moves channels.

Current presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc have also said they will not return to host the show.

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