Bake Off duo land daytime chat show on ITV

The Great British Bake Off stars Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins have landed their own daytime chat show on ITV.

Giedroyc joked: "I've been asked to host a show with somebody called Porkin? Parkin..? Portly..? I've never heard of her - but I'll be very happy to meet her soon."

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins got their big break when they appeared on French And Saunders and have hosted TV and radio shows as a duo and separately. Credit: PA

ITV said the pair will chat with "the nation's best-loved celebrities and some of Britain's quirkiest real life characters" in the duo's first daytime job since they fronted Light Lunch and Late Lunch on Channel 4 between 1997 and 1998.

The pair, who met at university in Cambridge, have appeared with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood on the hit baking show since its launch in 2010.