Alison Hammond has revealed how her presenting roles on the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) and This Morning compare to each other.

Hammond joins Noel Fielding as co-host of Bake Off on Channel 4 when it returns to screens across the UK next week.

She will take over from previous co-host Matt Lucas, known for his roles on shows like Little Britain, who announced he would be stepping down from the role in December last year after three years.

The pair will join returning GBBO judges Paul Hollywood and Dame Prue Leith in the tent for the 2023 season which kicks off on September 26.

Hammond, 48, is also co-host of ITV's This Morning alongside Holly Willoughby.

She has taken on a more permanent presenting role since the departure of Phillip Schofield in May having previously only featured on Friday's alongside Dermot O'Leary.

Alison Hammond says presenting Great British Bake Off is a 'holiday' compared to This Morning

Hammond reflecting on her two presenting roles in The Sun, said GBBO was "like being on holiday" compared to being on ITV's This Morning. 

Speaking in The Sun she said: "It’s like being on holiday — it’s wonderful, free, and you feel safe.

“You don’t have to think politically about anything. It’s just a happy and safe show.”

Hammond, who first appeared on television as a contestant on Big Brother in 2002, said she was "really chuffed" when she found out she'd got the position as GBBO presenter. 

“I actually didn’t realise how much I wanted it until I had to audition with Noel, I had to do a screen test with Noel, and I also had to go and do some interviews with some random general public. And then they took absolutely ages to tell me that I’d got the job," she said, speaking to PA Media.

“I think because I’d worked for it, and I’d done the audition, I actually felt like I earned it.

"It was a lovely feeling, I was really chuffed. And my son was really excited as well, because he loves Bake Off.”

Alison Hammond has "energised" Great British Bake Off says Dame Prue Leith

GBBO judge Dame Prue Leith, 83, said Hammond has been amazing since joining the show descrobing her as a "life-enhancing ball of fire". 

Dame Prue, speaking to PA Media, said: "She’s energised the show… it’s amazing.

“I mean, she’s such a life-enhancing ball of fire, she’s fantastic.

“She says anything – she has almost no filter - she hugs all the bakers. And she is always the same on set, off set, when she’s in the make-up chair… she’s just herself.

“She can’t be anything else, but the loud happy Brummie who loves people.

“She’s just hilarious, but also so sympathetic and sweet.

“The bakers all adore her and, I must say, so do we.”