The Great British Bake off is back on TV tonight, with Matt Lucas co-hosting for the second time.
In the brand new series of Channel 4 favorites, another group of participants will enter the tent to pit their culinary skills against one another.
Matt joins fellow judges Prue Leith, Paul Hollywood and Noel Fielding in deciding who will be crowned winners of The Great British Bake Off 2021.
Matt is known as one of the UK’s most successful comedians, but what else do we know about him?
Who is Matt Lucas and how did he build his career?
Matt Lucas first became famous as oversized baby George Dawes on Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer’s game show Shooting Stars.
The co-hosts sat behind the drums on the side of the set and asked, “How are the scores, George Dawes?” Each week.
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He is best known for his work with David Walliams, who wrote and performed skits in Little Britain.
But he’s been in showbiz since he was 18 when he started doing stand-up comedy and was discovered by Bob Mortimer.
One of his characters in stand-up routines was Sir Bernard Chumley, who later made a brief appearance in Little Britain.
He has appeared in a number of successful blockbuster films and played the roles of Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum in both Disney films Alice in Wonderland.
He also starred in bridesmaids along with close friend Rebel Wilson.
What music videos did he appear in?
Matt has spent a couple of hours appearing in videos for some formidable hits over the years.
He was featured in the Damien Hirst-directed video for Blur’s hit song Country House and Jesusland from the 1990s by Ben Folds in 2005.
The 2006 Pet Shop Boys cast Matt and David Walliams as parody characters in their video “I’m With Stupid”.
Matt also appeared in the video for the football song Vindaloo, written by Keith Allen, possibly thanks to his association with Blur bassist Alex James, who wrote the music.
Is Matt Lucas Married?
Matt, who is openly gay, married Kevin McGee in a civil ceremony in 2006 after a four-year relationship.
Guests included Paul O’Gray, Courtney Love and Sir Elton John.
His smile made my heart beat faster
TV producer Kevin has worked on shows such as The Real Little Britain, Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05, Jump Britain and The Morning After Show.
But they divorced just 18 months after getting married.
Tragically, Kevin, struggling with depression, committed suicide in his Edinburgh apartment in 2009.
On the tenth anniversary of Kevin’s death, Matt paid tribute to him on Instagram.
He wrote next to a picture: “This is Kevin John McGee, who died ten years ago today.
“I loved him more than anyone I have met and still do. He was so funny and goofy and smart and kind and handsome and his smile made my heart beat faster. “
When did Matt join the Great British Bake Off?
Matt joined The Great British Bake Off last year, replacing Sandi Toksvig.
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And his fellow judges gave him a warm welcome.
Noel Fielding said, “I love Matt. I love his warmth and his humor and his big, happy smile. “
What is his net worth?
Corresponding celebritynetworth.com, Matt is worth $ 10 million (£ 7 million).
The Great British Bake Off will air on Channel 4 at 8 p.m. tonight.
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