Paul Hollywood is an English celebrity chef, best known for being a judge on The Great British Bake Off and various other TV programmes including The Great American Bake Show, a US incarnation of the world famous GBBO series. He is also famed for his love of motor sports, cars and motor racing.
How old is Paul Hollywood?
Paul Hollywood is 53 years old and was born on March 1, 1966 in Wallasey near Liverpool, UK.
Where is Paul Hollywood from?
Paul Hollywood is originally from the Wirral, before he moved into Merseyside and Liverpool, the son of bakery proprietor, John F. Hollywood and Gillian M. Harman. He was a pupil at The Mosslands School. Paul studied sculpture at the Wallasey School of Art but quit the course to start work as a baker. He first worked in his father’s bakery in York (the headquarters of a chain called Bread Winner) and then in other bakeries on Merseyside. His heritage is apparent in his strong Liverpudlian accent. His grandfather worked as head baker at the Adelphi hotel in Liverpool.
How did Paul Hollywood get on TV?
He went onto become head baker at some of the most exclusive hotels, including Cliveden, the Chester Grosvenor and the Dorchester, gaining a reputation as an innovator and one of the country’s finest artisan bakers. Paul began his media career on Carlton Food Network and Taste in 2002 where he co-presented two TV series with James Martin. He then achieved international fame with the hugely success The Great British Bake Off from 2010 onwards.
What TV has Paul Hollywood appeared on?
Paul has appeared as a guest on shows such as The One Show and The Graham Norton Show. But he has hosted his own programmes and one offs, including Paul Hollywood – City Bakes, The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass, Bakers vs. Fakers, Paul Hollywood: The Story of Aston Martin, The Great British Bake Off Masterclass and Paul Hollywood’s Bread, among others.
How tall is Paul Hollywood?
Paul Hollywood is 5’10” tall.
What football team does Paul Hollywood support?
Paul Hollywood is known for being an avid Liverpool fan and regally attends games at Anfield. His former GBBO co-star, Mary Berry, is an avid Everton supporter and the two presenters regularly teased each other on the programme.
How much is Paul Hollywood worth?
Paul Hollywood is worth around £10 million. He has almost £8.8 million of assets in his new company HJP Media LLP, latest accounts show. He also made a £1.2 million in a company called Paul Hollywood Limited.
What car does Paul Hollywood drive?
Paul Hollywood is an avid car lover and is known for his love of motor sport. and enjoys taking part in motor racing. He competed in Le Mans in 2015, as well as winning first in class at the GT Cup with partner Johnny Adam. His prized possession and car he is often seen driving is an Aston Martin DB9. It cost £135,000 to buy. He told the Daily Mail, ‘I’ll be paying for it for the rest of my life, but it was something I’d wanted since I had a DB5 poster on my wall.’ According to the Telegraph, his GBBO co-presenters, Mel and Sue, nearly got arrested after pulling a prank and stealing Paul’s beloved Aston Martin. He called the police after thinking his prized Aston Martin had gone missing from the Great British Bake Off set.
Who is Paul Hollywood married to?
Paul Hollywood is separated from his wife. Paul was married to his wife Alexandra after they met in Cyprus, while he was head baker at a five-star hotel and she was a scuba diving instructor. They then married in 1998 and had a son in October 2001, called Josh. However, after widespread reports of Paul allegedly having an affair behind his wife’s back with his American Baking Competition co-host Marcela Valladolid. In 2013, the couple came close to divorce but stayed together. At the Pride of Britain Awards in London at the beginning of November 2017, Paul was pictured sharing an intimate kiss with former GBBO winner Candice Brown. The couple announced news of their split on November 20, 2017.
Who is Paul Hollywood girlfriend?
Since he separated with his wife Alexandra in October 2017, reports and images have shown him enjoying a seeming romance with rumoured new girlfriend, Summer Moneys-Fullam, 22, who reportedly worked as a barmaid at his local pub, The Duke William, in Ickham, Kent, where he lives.
What is a Hollywood Handshake?
Despite sounding rather risqué, a Hollywood Handshake is awarded to Bake Off contestants who have seriously impressed Paul. A contentious element of The Great British Bake Off, commentators have suggested a marked inflation in the distribution of Hollywood Handshakes in recent years, with Anoosh Chakelian of the New Statesman calling it a ‘horrifying display of masculine insecurity’.
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