However, the radio presenter has said that Mrs Leith has now apologised for her comments.He said: “I thought, well, that’s fair enough, so I said on the air on Tuesday ‘If you want any tips about the potential pitfalls, as long as you cook me lunch, Prue, because let’s face it, it’s not going to be the worst lunch in the world, we can have a chat about that.'”She emailed me after the show. She said ‘What a silly thing to say’. I said ‘No, it’s the perfect thing to say because a) it got you publicity for the new show and b) it’s absolutely right, by the way!”She was commenting on Mr Evans’ short and unsuccessful stint presenting BBC’s flagship motoring show.Presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding will host the new series of Bake Off.The cook said she was “thrilled to be joining Paul, Sandi and Noel on the biggest show on TV and I cannot wait to see what the real stars of the show – the bakers – are going to create for us. Prue Leith apologised to Chris Evans for making a snide comment about his failed presenting gig on Top Gear.The newly-appointed Great British Bake Off presenter has been confirmed as Mary Berry’s replacement alongside Paul Hollywood when the baking programme moves to Channel 4.Talking before it was confirmed she had the role, she told the Press Association that if she replaced Mrs Berry she “doesn’t want to do a Chris Evans”. “It is such an honour to be part of The Great British Bake Off team.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.