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Paul Hollywood


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World-famous baker and judge on The Great British Bake-Off

There are bakers and there’s Paul Hollywood. The intimidating owner of telly’s bluest eyes and most coveted handshake comes from a long line of bakers, but had initially rejected the call of the yeast. As a young man, Hollywood chose to sculpt from clay rather than dough, until his father convinced him to join the family business.

It turned out to be an inspired move as Hollywood went on to become head baker at an impressive list of prestigious establishments, including The Dorchester and Cliveden. Not content to define baking in the UK’s best kitchens, he embarked on trips around the world, learning ancient baking techniques in Cyprus, Egypt and Jordan.

Hollywood made the jump to television alongside James Martin on Carlton TV but nationwide fame came with the launch of the reality series The Great British Bake-Off on BBC in 2010. Hollywood formed a formidable judging duo alongside Mary Berry, their stern search for soggy bottoms and dry sponges offset by the cheery optimism of hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc. The “Hollywood Handshake” soon became shorthand for the ultimate sign of baking excellence.

In 2017, Bake-Off moved to Channel 4 keeping only Hollywood from the original line-up. Prue Leith replaced Berry, while Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig came in for Mel and Sue. Hollywood’s TV career only expanded, applying his expert eye to special charity editions of the show along with the US version, The Great American Baking Show, and several series of his own, including Pies And Puds, Bread, Paul Hollywood City Bakes and Car Nation.

Alongside his high-profile TV career, Hollywood has also written a wide range of cookbooks, as well as columns, recipes and articles for The Telegraph and The Observer.

Following on from his hugely successful 2014 tour, Paul Hollywood announced another live UK tour for October and November 2022. The tour would feature live baking demonstrations, baking tasks, secrets, tips and some special surprises.


Paul Hollywood has announced a live UK tour for November and December 2022.

Paul Hollywood has confirmed tour dates in the following UK locations:

  • Oxford
  • Bath
  • Newcastle
  • Liverpool
  • Harrogate
  • Ipswich
  • Plymouth
  • Southend
  • Portsmouth
  • Glasgow
  • Newport
  • Edinburgh
  • Sheffield
  • Stockton
  • London
  • Nottingham
  • Brighton
  • Manchester

Tickets for Paul Hollywood's live dates go on sale at 10:00 on 8 October 2021.