Great British Baking Show: Anna Kendrick grieves host departures on Graham Norton
Anna Kendrick used her visit on The Graham Norton Show Friday to nurse her wounds over recent heartbreaking Great British Baking Show news.
The Pitch Perfect star joined fellow Trolls actor Justin Timberlake and Daniel Radcliffe on Norton’s couch to break down the recent shake-up on the hit BBC competition program. “I can’t talk about it,” Kendrick demurely said. It was announced in September the reality series would be losing three of its long-time hosts — Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc, and Mary Berry — due to BBC losing the show to Channel 4 in a bidding war. “We’ve been doing press for Trolls and she’s mentioned how obsessed she is,” explained Timberlake, prompting Kendrick to clarify she’s “not weird.” Norton and the audience back up her love for the baking show through applause.
The Into the Woods actress shared that she appreciated Berry for following “folk heroes” Perkins and Giedroyc’s suit by leaving the series, but she added with a sarcastic jab, “of course Paul [Hollywood] stayed, with your bread and goatee.” The Swiss Army Man actor jumped in to ask if Kendrick would ever be interested in competing on the celebrity edition of the series. “I can bake but I like to take my time,” explained Kendrick. “I like to put on a DVD with commentary, bake, and it fills up my brain to capacity. I can’t be worried about, ‘Nobody likes you’.” Timberlake laughed off his costar’s love, but Norton didn’t let the “Suit and Tie” singer off so easily, showing a picture of Timberlake leaning on a pink mixer while wearing a beanie. “It was chilly outside,” joked Timberlake. “That’s a real man with a pink mixer, okay, bro?”
There may not be any baking or reality competition shows involved, but Timberlake and Kendrick’s upcoming animated film Trolls hits theaters Nov. 4.
Watch the entire exchange above.
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