‘The Great British Baking Show’: What Is Noel Fielding’s Net Worth and How Does He Make His Money?
Noel Fielding is a multihyphenate. He’s known for co-hosting The Great British Baking Show but he’s also a comedian, writer, musician, actor, and artist. On the popular program, he jokes with bakers in the tent and consoles them when a bake ends in disaster. Besides poking fun at himself and the competition’s hosts Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood, what does Fielding do and what’s his net worth? Keep reading to find out.
Noel Fielding’s hosted ‘The Great British Baking Show’ since 2017
Fielding isn’t a GBBS original. Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, a comedy duo known professionally as Mel and Sue, started out as co-hosts of GBBS. They would utter the show’s famous phrase, “Ready, set, bake,” before the job went to Fielding and Sandi Toksvig in 2017.
At the outset, BBC aired GBBS. But in 2017, the show switched networks finding a new home on the U.K.’s Channel 4. Perkins, Giedroyc, and judge Mary Berry opted to stay with the BBC, resulting in GBBS hiring Fielding, Toksvig, and Leith as replacements. Fielding will now host GBBS with comedian and actor Matt Lucas, according to The Guardian, following Toksvig’s departure from the program in January 2020.
He’s worth an estimated $6 million
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Fielding’s net worth is about $6 million and it will be growing in the future. Since Toksvig stepped back from GBBS it’s been reported by The Sun, Fielding’s received a significant pay bump to remain on the program. He’s supposedly earning more than $250,000 for his co-hosting gig.
Before becoming known for bringing a rock ‘n’ roll vibe to GBBS, Fielding made a name for himself as an actor and comedian. From 2003 to 2007 he starred in The Mighty Boosh, a series he co-wrote. From there he landed a role on the British sitcom, The IT Crowd. And from 2012 to 2014, he played the starring role in his own comedy show, Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy.
Apart from his TV roles, he’s appeared in a number of films too. He’s also contributed to his overall net worth by co-founding the musical group, Loose Tapestries.
He has a series in the works with Netflix
During a 2019 conversation with BBC Radio 6 Music, Fielding revealed plans for a Netflix series, according to Chortle.
“Basically a guy gets hold of a magic record player and when you put the record player on a portal appears and you can go inside your favourite albums,” he told host Lauren Laverne.
He continued, saying he has to write the show.
“I haven’t written it yet. I pitched it and Netflix liked it and we’re making it, but I haven’t started writing it yet. So that’s my next thing,” he said.
As of June 2020, Netflix has removed The Mighty Boosh and other British comedies for their use of blackface, according to Deadline. In an episode of The Mighty Boosh Fielding wears black makeup and a wig. The programs join 30 Rock, Gone With the Wind, and others to be removed for racism. At publication, there’s no word on how this will influence Fielding’s unnamed Netflix series.