Angus will replace former host Tom Kerridge when the Bake Off spin off show returns later this year
The spin-off show of The Great British Bake Off has stayed with the BBC despite the main programme's move to Channel 4, but is swapping its previous presenter chef Tom Kerridge for Deayton in the upcoming second series.
It sees teams of professional pastry chefs compete against each other in challenges testing their skill and creativity.
Deayton, who presented Have I Got News For You for 12 years until he was sacked in 2002, will be joined by judges Benoit Blin who is chef patissier at Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons and Cherish Finden, the executive pastry chef at The Langham, London.
The first series, which debuted last year, regularly pulled in more than four million viewers per episode.
Chef Tom Kerridge presented the show for one series in 2016
The second series will feature 10 teams of chefs who will again compete in tasks to make miniature pastries and spectacular showpiece desserts.
Love Productions make the series and executive producer Kieran Smith said: "We're delighted Angus has taken up the baton to host the new series.
The new series will see 10 teams of chefs competing to make the best pastries and showcase desserts
"His distinct humour and presenting style brings a fresh dynamic to the show."
BBC Two channel editor Patrick Holland said: "Bake Off: Creme De La Creme proved a great hit with audiences last year and we are delighted that it is returning to BBC2 with Angus Deayton at the helm.
"With its wit, charm and celebration of specialism, it's a show I am delighted to have on BBC Two.”
• Bake Off: Creme De La Creme returns to BBC Two later this year.
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