BRITAIN’S TV hopefuls will be queuing up to apply for next year’s Great British Bake Off if Liam Charles’ experience is anything to go by.
Just ten months after appearing on the first series of Channel 4’s version of the baking show, he has bagged his first big solo gig.
PA:Press Association Liam Charles was a firm favourite on the last series of Great British Bake Off
I’m told the likeable youngster, who won over Bake Off fans with his cheery persona, will host a six-part series focusing on his life and his love of the kitchen.
It will be called Bake Boy — drama student Liam’s nickname among pals, owing to his love of baking.
The series will be made by Love Productions, which invented Bake Off.
A TV source said: “Channel 4 bosses saw straight away that Liam had the makings of a TV star. He’s likeable, young and confident in front of the camera.
PA:Press Association Liam’s new show will be called Bake Boy
“Bake Boy is in the very early stages but it’s looking like a six-part series for the channel.”
It’s not the first presenting job Liam has landed with Channel 4. There were a few raised eyebrows earlier this year when bosses announced he would co-host Bake Off: The Professionals — renamed from Bake Off: Crème de la Crème when it switched from the BBC.
Channel 4 Liam is co-hosting Bake Off: Crème de la Crème
And ambitious Liam is not resting on his laurels.
When he was booted off the main series last year, finishing fifth, he declared: “I’m coming for Paul Hollywood’s job in a couple of years.”
I would be sleeping with one eye open if I were Bake Off judge Paul.
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