Paul Hollywood Biography
Paul Hollywood is a chef and television personality best known as a judge on the popular British baking competition show, “The Great British Bake Off.”
Hollywood began his career as a baker, working in his father’s bakery as a teenager. He later went on to work at several prestigious hotels in the UK, including The Dorchester, before eventually opening his own artisan bakery in London.
He studied sculpture at the Wallasey School of Art but quit to pursue a career in baking.
Paul Hollywood Age
Hollywood was born on March 1, 1966, in Wallasey, Merseyside. He is 57 years old as of 2023.
Paul Hollywood Wife
Hollywood married Alexandra Hollywood in 1998. They met at a hotel in Cyprus, where Paul was working as a head baker and Alexandra was a scuba diving instructor. They moved back to the UK and settled in Kent.
Alexandra is also a baker and cookbook author. She has appeared on several TV shows, such as Lorraine and Loose Women, and has published two books: My Busy Kitchen and Cooking Tonight.
Paul Hollywood Divorce
Hollywood and Alexandra announced their separation in November 2017, after 19 years of marriage. They cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their divorce.
The couple had previously split in 2013 after Paul admitted to having an affair with his co-star Marcela Valladolid; on the American version of The Great British Bake Off. They reconciled a few months later but their marriage did not last. Their divorce was finalized in July 2019.
Paul Hollywood Girlfriend
Paul Hollywood has been in a relationship with Melissa Spalding. As of November 2022, the couple was said to be engaged. They are said to have met at her pub, which is close to his home.
Melissa is said to have moved into his 18th-century farmhouse during lockdown after the owners of her pub, where she was previously living, put it up for sale.
Paul Hollywood Ex-Girlfriend
Prior to dating Melissa, Paul was in a relationship with Summer Monteys-Fullam. She is a former barmaid and model. They met at a pub where she worked and where he was a regular customer.
Summer and Paul began dating in the summer of 2017 and eventually moved in together in early 2019. They, however, split up later that year. Sources reported that Summer was furious about his controlling ways.
Paul Hollywood Son
Hollywood has one son with his ex-wife Alexandra: Josh Hollywood. He was born in October 2001. Josh is a student at the University of Edinburgh.
He is interested in photography and music. Josh has also appeared on some of his father’s TV shows, such as Paul Hollywood’s Big Continental Road Trip and Paul Hollywood: A Baker’s Life.
Paul Hollywood Restaurant
Hollywood opened his first restaurant in 2016, called Paul Hollywood’s Pies & Puds. It is located in Euston Station in London. It serves a variety of pies, puddings, cakes, sandwiches, salads, and drinks.
The menu features some of Paul’s signature recipes, such as; his pork pie with piccalilli, his apple crumble cake, and his chocolate brownie pudding. The restaurant also offers takeaway and delivery options.
Paul Hollywood Recipes
Hollywood has published several books with his recipes, such as How to Bake, Bread, A Baker’s Life, The Weekend Baker, and 100 Great Breads.
He has also shared many of his recipes on his website and on his social media accounts. Some of his most popular recipes include; his sourdough bread, his scones, lemon drizzle cake, pizza dough, croissants, and his hot cross buns.
Paul Hollywood’s Net Worth
Hollywood has an estimated net worth of £10 million ($13 million), according to Celebrity Net Worth. He earns most of his income from his TV appearances, especially from The Great British Bake Off, where he reportedly earns £400,000 ($530,000) per series. He also earns from his books, restaurant, endorsements, and his merchandise.