We finally have a replacement for Mary Berry on The Great British Bake Off.
The show, which moves to Channel 4 this year, is missing a judge after Berry stepped down when it was announced the BBC had lost the rights.
The Sun is now reporting that cookery legend Prue Leith will replace Mary Berry as a judge.
Restaurateur, writer and food campaigner Prue, 76, will join Paul Hollywood alongside an unknown presenter, still to be announced.
A source said: “In cookery circles, she’s practically royalty”.
Comparing her to Mary Berry the source added: “Both are from similar backgrounds, so hopefully viewers will be accepting and give Prue a chance to win them over.
“Following in Mary’s footsteps is a big challenge. But the producers are confident that Prue has all the attributes.”
Prue ran a Michelin-starred restaurant and in 1975 founded cookery college Leith’s School of Food and Wine, and was awarded an OBE in 1989, and a CBE in 2010.
A show source said: “The secret to Bake Off is getting the right dynamic between the faces on-screen.”
A Channel 4 spokeswoman said: “We’ll be announcing the line-up in due course.”
The Great British Bake Off will join Channel 4 in 2017.