Friday 23 March 2018

Affair with co-host was my biggest mistake – 'Bake Off' star

Paul Hollywood with his American co-star Marcela Valladolid
Paul Hollywood with his American co-star Marcela Valladolid

Anthony Barnes

'GREAT British Bake Off' star Paul Hollywood has described his affair with a TV colleague as "the biggest mistake of my life" – and said he and his wife were now hoping to give things another go.

The baking guru split from Alexandra, his wife of 15 years, in the spring after beginning work on a US version of the programme amid reports he had been involved in a relationship with his co-star Marcela Valladolid.

In an interview with Radio 5 Live presenter Richard Bacon, Hollywood admitted he did have an affair but said he was now trying to work things out with his estranged wife.

Until now, he had kept his counsel about suggestions of a relationship, even though he and his fellow judge Valladolid (35) had been pictured together.

Confirming the affair, he said he "deserved" to be in the public glare over his behaviour, and accepted it as "punishment".


He said: "I did have an affair in America with my co-judge and it was something which, it was the biggest mistake of my life, because actually I still love my wife.

"I'm in that point at the moment where we're talking and we are working to get back together again," he added.

Irish Independent

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