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Alan Carr: I won't present GBBO

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Alan Carr: I won't present GBBO

Alan Carr has ruled himself out of presenting 'The Great British Bake Off'.

The 'Chatty Man' host believes he would get too fat if he presented the baking show, which is to air on Channel 4 from next year after they outbid the BBC for the rights, and doesn't want to revert back to being a 36-inch waist.

He said: "Listen, do you know, I went to Melbourne on my stand-up tour, and I got so fat ... a 36-inch waist jeans, yeah.

"I went on a treadmill, this is no word of a lie, I'm running on a treadmill, you know this bit here, the bottom bit of your gut, slid over the top and pressed the emergency stop button on the treadmill. My own body was telling me no.

"That's bad when your own fat turns the machine off, so I can't do it."

The 40-year-old TV presenter insists he hasn't been approached to front the show and while he does love the programme, he just wouldn't be able to say yes even if he was asked.

Speaking on The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw, he added: "I mean, it's nice and I love Channel 4 but no one's approached me. But I don't think I could do it, no I think it's too loved. I'm like Marmite."

'Bake Off' bosses are on the lookout for a new host or co-hosts after Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins quit following the news Channel 4 had acquired the rights in a £75 million, three-year deal.

Following their decision to leave the show, co-judge Mary Berry also announced she was departing out of "loyalty" to the BBC, but fellow judge Paul Hollywood signed a three-year deal with the channel.

Channel 4 secured the rights from Love Productions, which makes the show, but didn't have the co-hosts or judges tied down to a deal.