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Paul Hollywood lands new cooking show

Paul Hollywood lands new cooking show

Paul Hollywood will tour the US for a new cooking show. The 52-year-old celebrity chef is heading Stateside after landing himself a new five-part cookery series, ‘Paul Goes to Hollywood’, which will see him jump on the back on a Harley Davidson motorbike for a 3,000-mile trip across the pond. Paul will visit different culinary locations which have featured in iconic Hollywood films, ma... »

Sandi Toksvig chooses Danish week for Great British Bake Off

Sandi Toksvig chooses Danish week for Great British Bake Off

‘Great British Bake Off’ is to have a Danish week in honour of Sandi Toksvig. The 60-year-old presenter – who was born in Copenhagen but grew up in New York City – and her co-host Noel Fielding were asked to select themes for this year’s contest, and while the ‘Mighty Boosh’ star suggested introducing the programme’s first ever vegan week, the ‘... »

Prue Leith’s tribute to Mary Berry

Prue Leith’s tribute to Mary Berry

Prue Leith wore an apron in tribute to Mary Berry on the ‘Great British Bake Off’ final last year. The 78-year-old chef thought it would be "hilarious" to don a protective garment which featured the slogan ‘What Would Mary Do?’ in honour of her friend – who she replaced as a judge on the show last year when it moved to BBC One from Channel 4 – but prod... »

Sandi Toksvig gets same GBBO pay as Noel Fielding

Sandi Toksvig gets same GBBO pay as Noel Fielding

Sandi Toksvig has confirmed she is paid the same as her ‘Great British Bake Off’ co-host Noel Fielding. The 60-year-old presenter and comedian Noel, 45, have been the faces of the cooking challenge since it moved to Channel 4 in 2017 and Sandi has revealed that the pair have complete "pay parity" on the show, following the row at the BBC over the gender pay gap. Speaking to T... »

Gareth Southgate for Great British Bake Off?

Gareth Southgate for Great British Bake Off?

Gareth Southgate wants to star in ‘Great British Bake Off’. The 47-year-old England football manager is a huge fan of the Channel 4 baking show, and tries never to miss an episode and is hoping that show bosses will consider him for a celebrity version of the reality TV programme, which features Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood as judges. A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Gare... »

Meltdown chaos for Great British Bake Off

Meltdown chaos for Great British Bake Off

Britain’s soaring temperatures have led to near-disaster for the ‘Great British Bake Off’ with the contestants’ creations in danger of melting. Producers, hosts Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding and judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith have all battled to save a number of showstoppers from being ruined in the famous ‘Bake Off’ tent after hours of hard work from co... »

Great British Bake Off to have vegan week

Great British Bake Off to have vegan week

‘The Great British Bake Off’ will have a vegan week in the new series. Show host Noel Fielding came up with the idea of the contestants creating foodstuffs with ingredients free from animal products, and show bosses are said to have "leapt at the chance" of introducing his brainwave. A source on the Channel 4 show said: "When Noel put forward the idea producers leapt at ... »

Channel 4 in secret talks to renew Great British Bake Off

Channel 4 in secret talks to renew Great British Bake Off

Channel 4 are in "secret talks" to renew the ‘Great British Bake Off’. The broadcaster is only a year into their three-year deal with format creator Love Productions, but they’re already thinking about extending the contract beyond 2019 because they don’t want any rivals – including ITV and Netflix – swooping in and snapping it up after it proved a rat... »

Bake Off was ‘under threat’ on BBC

Bake Off was ‘under threat’ on BBC

‘The Great British Bake Off’ moved to Channel 4 because show bosses felt the series was "under threat" at the BBC. Richard McKerrow – the owner of Love Productions, the company behind the hugely popular programme – insists the switch was to "protect" the series, and denies the reason was "all about" cash. He told The Sun’s Bizarre TV colu... »

Prue Leith lost virginity at 15

Prue Leith lost virginity at 15

Prue Leith lost her virginity to a "pushy" boyfriend when she was just 15. The 78-year-old chef didn’t have a great first experience of sex but is thankful she found herself in a "good relationship" soon afterwards. She said: "I was just weak because I had this rather pushy boyfriend who kept taunting me, ‘You’re such a baby. Grow up!’ "But luc... »

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