The now-former presenter appeared alongside Fielding on the show for three series, before stepping away after last year's version.
Speaking to the Radio Times (via Metro) about being paired-up with Lucas, Fielding admitted that despite being friends, collaborating was a "bit weird", particularly given the roles in their original double acts.
"With Matt it was a bit weird, because we’re mates and are probably the same low-status person from our respective double acts, where he has [David] Walliams and I have Julian [Barrett]," he said.
"It was more difficult to find how we worked together, but we managed to find a way."
Lucas's replacement on the show is presenter Alison Hammond, who will make her debut alongside Fielding when the series returns next week.
Hammond recently revealed that doing a chemistry test with Fielding convinced her she wanted the job, telling the Daily Mail: "Whenever I audition, I don't get nervous. I think, 'If I get it, I get it. If I don't, I don't.'
"When I met Noel, I realised I wanted the job because I really liked him. He was charming, funny, into art. I am as well. I paint. We had lots in common."
Ahead of the upcoming series, the new cast of bakers set to enter the tent has just been unveiled – take a look at the full list here.
The Great British Bake Off airs on Channel 4 in the UK, and is set to return on Tuesday, September 26 at 8pm. In the US, it's known as The Great British Baking Show, and streams on Netflix.
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