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Channel 4 Great British Bake Off fans can't help but think Matt Lucas looks like another familiar face

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Matt Lucas caught the attention of viewers of The Great British Bake Off pretty instantly as the much-loved show returned. The 2022 edition of the Channel 4 series kicked off on Tuesday night (September 13) with 12 new amateur bakers heading into the famous tent for cake week.

There is another eclectic mix of people dedicating their time to taking part in the show in a bid to become the ultimate Star Baker - from a nuclear scientist to an architectural assistant, and a music teacher to a former charity director.

Prior to the first episode of the series airing, Bake Off released a heartfelt message to its fans ahead of the launch. In a post shared on social media, the popular show recognised that its viewers are living in 'challenging times' but shared their hope that the programme will help to ‘"bring about a few smiles" every week that it airs throughout the autumn. READ MORE: ITV This Morning viewers confused by Holly Willoughby's reaction as Corgi makes appearance on the sofa And it's fair to say they did as viewers excitedly took to social media to welcome its return before commenting on the show's opening skit with hosts Matt and Noel Fielding and judges Dame Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood.

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