Tom is, of course, no stranger to baking shows having been a part of The Great British Bake Off as a brief host and a contestant on the celebrity version earlier this year.
But who is the sarcastic stand-up comedian? And where have you seen Tom before? Here's everything you need to know...
Who is Tom Allen?
Tom was set for big things from early on in his comedy career - he was only 22 when he won the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny award at his first Edinburgh Festival in 2005. You can get a taste of his comedy from this 2016 appearance on Live at the Apollo:
He’s gone on to have a successful stand-up career, a popular podcast and some minor films roles - with co-stars including John Malkovich in 2005 film Color Me Kubrick and James McAvoy in Starter for 10.
Although not as familiar to Bake Off fans as his co-presenter Liam, Tom isn’t a complete stranger to the show – he’s previously been a guest on The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice and he has since gone onto cober hosting duties on occasion and appeared as a baker in the celebrity version earlier in 2021 - alongside former costar McAvoy.