Tom Allen was successful with Nice British Bake Off viewers (Image: Channel 4)
Noel was unable to movie the Christmas particular as he was on paternity leave following the delivery of his second little one.
Tom joined presenter Matt Lucas for The Nice Christmas Bake Off which aired on Christmas Eve.
The Bake Off tent welcomed again former contestants Jamie Finn and Rosie Brandreth-Poynter from 2019, Ruby Bhogal from 2018 and James Hillery from 2017 for a Covid-safe particular.
The comic, who usually seems on spin-off The Nice British Bake Off: An Additional Slice and fronts Nice British Bake Off: The Professionals, was successful with viewers because of his fast wit and his banter with Matt.
On the finish of the episode, he was given a ‘star presenter’ award for getting into to Noel’s footwear.
The comic match proper in with Matt Paul and Prue (Image: Channel 4)
Noel was absent from the Christmas particular(Image: Channel 4)
He quipped: ‘There was no room on the inn and so they mentioned, “there’s a tent around the again would you prefer to host there?”‘
When Prue advised him he’s not ‘as tasty’ as Noel, Tom agreed joking that he’s ‘bitter’.
Viewers additionally applauded the TV star for an important job with many calling for him to entrance the primary present once more.
The particular episode was received by 2019 contestant Rosie.
She mentioned after her win: ‘I can’t imagine it I’m so pleased.
‘It’s a beautiful finish to a beautiful couple of days.’
A proud Prue added: ‘She by no means received star baker and by no means had a handshake and now she has each of these issues.’
The Nice New 12 months Bake Off airs January 3 at 7.45pm on Channel 4.