Channel 4 has denied reports that Delia Smith, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are being lined up for the new Bake Off.

Reports emerged that cookery legend Delia, 75, could replace Mary Berry, 81, on the show.

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders (Ian West/PA)

And it’s been suggested that comedy stars Dawn and Jennifer, both 58, could present the series, replacing Mel Giedroyc, 48, and Sue Perkins, 47.

But a Channel 4 spokesman said no-one had been approached about the jobs – yet.

“We are taking our time to find the right presenters and judges for Bake Off,” he said.

The Great British Bake Off is changing (Ian West/PA Wire/PA Images)

“We have not approached anyone about the roles.”

Channel 4 is believed to have paid £75 million for the BBC show.

But Paul Hollywood, 50, is the only one who has signed up to stay in the Bake Off tent.