Just as fans of the Great British Bake off were coming to terms with news that the show will be leaving the BBC, they have been dealt another blow. On Tuesday (13 September), presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc confirmed that they are "not going with the dough".

The dynamic duo, who have helmed the cooking show since it first aired on BBC2 in 2010 – alongside judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood – revealed in a statement that their shock exit was down to the fact that they didn't support the move.

Their departure has opened up a vacancy for new faces to front the hit show. There are lots of names thrown around, but who really has what it takes to replace Mel and Sue?

Paddy Power are offering 12/1 that either Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer, Sandi Toksvig, Victoria Coren Mitchell, Clare Balding or Claudia Winkleman will take over. However, here's our picks.

Nigella Lawson

For many fans celeb chef Nigella Lawson is the obvious choice. The domestic goddess has a great presence and definitely knows her way around the kitchen. Thanks to her recent stint as a guest judge on MasterChef USA, she has all the reality TV experience required. Plus, she can handle culinary innuendos in her sleep.

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Nadiya Hussain

After winning last year's series of GBBO, Nadiya could do one better by returning as host. Having competed on the show, she would be able to empathise with contestants and bring a level of expertise. The success of her two-part series The Chronicles of Nadiya, in which she explores the events that shaped her childhood, is proof that she has won the hearts of the nation.

Nadiya from The Great British Bake Off
Nadiya was inspired by her father BBC/Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon

Rylan Clark

The former X Factor continues to impress with his presenting abilities, and even dazzled on Celebrity Masterchef last year. What better way to introduce phrases like 'I'm so jel' unto the cooking show?

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Ant and Dec

Just because they are the best presenting duo on British TV. Sorry Mel and/or Sue...

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British television presenters Anthony McPartlin (L) and Declan Donnelly, known as Ant and Dec Getty

Pippa Middleton

Kate Middleton's younger sister has been the face of supermarket chain Waitrose, released an event-planning book and regularly hosts diner parties . Maybe she could convince the Duchess of Cambridge to make a guest appearance.

Pippa Middleton
Kate's younger sister has bagged herself a job as the new food columnist for Waitrose.

David Cameron

Since stepping down as the Prime Minister and an MP, the former Conservative leader has lots of free time on his hands. Why not take his career in a new direction and leave politics completely? Thanks to the PMQs, we know he can entertain an audience.

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David Cameron makes his final public speech outside 10 Downing Street before resigning as prime minister Getty Images