Jennifer Saunders has dismissed rumours that she and Dawn French will be taking over hosting ‘The Great British Bake Off’.

Reports over the weekend stated that French and Saunders were top of Channel 4’s list to replace Mel and Sue, but the comedian has called the story ‘b******s’.

Jennifer SaundersJennifer Saunders says she won’t be hosting the ‘Bake Off’ with Dawn French

‘Its complete b******s that Dawn and I are 'lined up' to take over Great British Bake off,’ Saunders tweeted on Monday.

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On Saturday The Sun had claimed that French and Saunders were being lined up as the new hosts, with Delia Smith replacing judge Mary Berry.

An ‘insider’ had told the newspaper: “The pressure is now on to sign up the best team possible for the show when it makes its debut on Channel 4.

"The bosses want a real baking legend to replace Mary and Delia is topping the list there, as her cookery books are an absolute kitchen staple. She would be a really credible choice.

"And Dawn and Jennifer would be a dynamite signing. Not only are they absolutely hilarious, but they have wonderful chemistry, which is what viewers really loved about Mel and Sue.

"Those are very much the top three at the moment. But the team are going to be considering the options carefully.”

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On Sunday a spokesperson for Channel 4 had also denied the story saying: "We are taking our time to find the right presenters and judges for Bake Off. We have not approached anyone about the roles”.