Nadiya Hussain has weighed in on the debate over the Great British Bake Off's new format when the award-winning show moves to Channel 4 after its current season end, saying she would make a good judge.
Current broadcasters of the amateur baking hit, the BBC, lost the rights to the show after it could not pay the £25m ($32.5m) Love Productions wanted for the rights to the show and its spin-offs.
Now in its seventh series, it was announced last week that GBBO would move to Channel 4 after the BBC fell £10m short of Love Production's asking price.
In a statement issued by the pair, who have hosted the show since its start in 2010, they reaffirmed their desire that the show stay with the BBC and said: "We're not going with the dough."
It is not yet known whether or not judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood will follow suit or stick with the show at its new home, as intense speculation began about possible replacements.
Asked by The Times about whether or not she had been asked to host Channel 4's new acquisition, series six winner Hussain joked: "I'm glad you addressed the elephant in the room," before confirming that no approach had been made.
"It's a fantastic show," Hussain added. "It's an amazing format and I think whatever they do with it, it works."
At a Times+ event in London, Hussain was also asked whether she would make a good judge for the show, to which she responded: "I could."
Hussain became an overnight success after winning the popular series, and told The Times she'd had an amazing year and would be happy to continue doing what she's doing, though admitted her new found celebrity status was "odd".
The transition had been most challenging for her five-year-old daughter, who she said sometimes tells her she wishes fellow finalist Tamal Ray had won so her mum would be less busy.