Bake Off’s Matt Lucas mocks Boris Johnson's coronavirus speech in hilarious parody – moments after PM addresses nation

THE Great British Bake Off returned to screens tonight with new host Matt Lucas making an instant impact.

The Little Britain star, 46, performed a pitch-perfect parody of Boris Johnson at the start of the show – moments after the PM addressed the nation for real.

He roped in co-host Noel Fielding and judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith as he mocked government U-turns.

Wearing a blonde wig, Matt told viewers: "If you must bake in a tent, bake in a tent. But please don't bake in a tent.

"And we are asking people to use common sense with regards to the distribution of hundreds and thousands."

He stood behind a lectern bearing a caked-up version of one of the government's early coronavirus slogans, reading: "Stay alert, protect cake, save loaves."

Fans were delighted with the sketch with one calling it the "perfect opening" to the long-awaited series.

Another wrote: "Opening with a parody of the #covidbriefing that aired immediately before is peak 2020."

The skit saw 'Boris' taking questions from Noel Fielding, referring to him as "the lady in the funky dress".

The Bake Off host, 47, asked the correct way to pronounce 'scone'.

Matt's Prime Minister then turned to his experts, "Professor Paul" and "Prue Whitty" who were standing at lecterns on either side of him.

Unhelpfully, they both had differing views with Matt joking: "Right well I hope that clears things up for you.

"All that remains is for me to say is… welcome to The Great British Bake Off."

But that was just the start of the drama, with a cake hitting the deck in the very first show after Sura clattered into her tent rival Dave.

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