Matt Lucas accuses Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood of drinking on the job as he jokes they 'reek of booze' on Bake Off's New Year's special

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Matt Lucas accused Bake Off judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood of enjoying a festive tipple on the job, during Sunday's New Year's special.

The presenter and his co-host Noel Fielding were introducing the blind baking challenge, in which Paul and Prue leave the tent and come back to judge the bakes without knowing whose is whose.

'We're going to have to ask these two poppets to disappear,' Noel said. 'Off you pop!'

'Reeks of booze!' Matt Lucas accused Bake Off judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood of enjoying a festive tipple on the job, during Sunday's New Year's special

'Reeks of booze!' Matt Lucas accused Bake Off judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood of enjoying a festive tipple on the job, during Sunday's New Year's special

As Prue and Paul strolled off, Matt then joked: 'Reeks of booze!'

The contestants returning to the tent for the New Year's special were Helena Garcia, Henry Bird, Nancy Birtwhistle and Rahul Mandal.

The latter - who won the ninth series of the show in 2018 - took the title of New Year's winner on Sunday's show.

He dedicated his win to all the bakers who have been on the show in the past.

Blind faith: The presenter and his co-host Noel Fielding were introducing the blind baking challenge, in which Paul and Prue leave the tent and come back to judge the bakes without knowing whose is whose

Blind faith: The presenter and his co-host Noel Fielding were introducing the blind baking challenge, in which Paul and Prue leave the tent and come back to judge the bakes without knowing whose is whose

'Off you pop': 'We're going to have to ask these two poppets to disappear,' Noel said

'Off you pop': 'We're going to have to ask these two poppets to disappear,' Noel said

'Without you, there would be no Bake Off family,' he said.

Meanwhile, Henry declared that he felt 'robbed' following the winner announcement.

Nancy won the show's fifth season, while Helena and Henry both appeared in season 10.

As Prue and Paul strolled off, Matt then joked: 'Reeks of booze!'

As Prue and Paul strolled off, Matt then joked: 'Reeks of booze!'

Back for more: The contestants returning to the tent for the New Year's special were Henry Bird, Helena Garcia, Nancy Birtwhistle and Rahul Mandal

Back for more: The contestants returning to the tent for the New Year's special were Henry Bird, Helena Garcia, Nancy Birtwhistle and Rahul Mandal

Winner: Rahul - who won the ninth series of the show in 2018 - took the title of New Year's winner on Sunday's show

Winner: Rahul - who won the ninth series of the show in 2018 - took the title of New Year's winner on Sunday's show

Sunday's show was the second of two festive editions of the much-loved show.

Rosie Brandreth-Poynter, Ruby Bhogal, James Hillery, and Jamie Finn featured on the show's Christmas Eve episode last week.

Rosie was crowned the winner for the seasonal episode having reached the semi-finals of season 10.

Sweet: He dedicated his win to all the bakers who have been on the show in the past

Sweet: He dedicated his win to all the bakers who have been on the show in the past

Matt Lucas accuses Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood of drinking on the job on Bake Off

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