Prue told Metro: "I think it’ll be fantastic, not only because of her character and her personality, but I like the fact she’s a woman.
"I love Matt Lucas and I’m sure we’ll be friends for life, but the fact is, when there were three men and me, because there were numbers of them, they just got sillier and sillier and I never understand the jokes," she added.
"They can go into hysterics about the word sausage. They’re like four years olds. So, I’m looking forward to having a woman around."
Upon her announcement, Alison posted a humorous video on social media, saying at the time: "It's official! It's happening! The Great British Bake Off! Let's have it – the cake that is. So excited."
Fielding welcomed his new fellow presenter, saying: "It gives me so much pleasure to welcome @alisonhammond55 into the tent.
"I'm absolutely pumped we are working together. We are gonna spend the whole time giggling like naughty school kids. The bakers are gonna love you to bits."
Love Productions Executive Producer, Kieran Smith added: "Alison has already proved herself to be a natural on Bake Off. Maybe not as a baker, but as someone who brings an infectious warmth and humour into the tent and we can't wait for this year's bakers to meet her and Noel. Welcome to The Great British Bake Off."
The Great British Bake Off airs on Channel 4 in the UK. In the US, it's known as The Great British Baking Show, and streams on Netflix.
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