Asked (or, if we’re going to go all Bake Off about it, grilled) on This Morning about the baking show’s channel switch and whether he’d be keen to join the line-up, Oliver says he couldn’t even if he wanted to.
“Interesting. It went massive didn’t it? I didn’t know anything about it, and I haven’t been asked to do any kind of work on it… and the interesting thing will be what happens next… let’s see,” he told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.
Pushed on whether he’d accept if phoned up and asked outright, Oliver admitted that it would get him some serious brownie points at home, but the move is unlikely to come to fruition.
“I haven’t got the time to do it, so I couldn’t do it if I wanted to do it. I mean, I would get massive credibility [at home] if I was on the Bake Off, massive. The kids would be like ‘Finally dad, you’re doing something useful with your life!’…”
“I do love Mary. Mary is such a legend,” he added when faced with a mocked up image of the pair together. “But I think actually, it’s in good hands, I’m sure something good will happen with it. People are clearly very protective over it… and it’s a show that I sit down [and watch] with my whole family.”
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