Paul Hollywood is a chef, television personality, host, businessman, and author from the United Kingdom. Paul Hollywood is popular as the judge of The Great British Bake Off reality show.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Paul Hollywood was born in Wallasey, Cheshire, England on March 1, 1966. Paul’s zodiac sign is Pisces and he is currently 55 years old. His father’s name is John F. Hollywood and his mother’s name is Gillian M. Harman. Paul’s real birth name is Paul John Hollywood. His father owned a bakery shop in his hometown and his mother is a homemaker.
Moreover, Paul has a brother named Lee Hollywood. Paul learned barking with his father in their bakery shop since his childhood. Paul Hollywood studied at The Mosslands School and finished his education there. After that, Paul enrolled at Wallasey School of Art to learn culinary art.
Paul Hollywood started his career as a baker in his father’s bakery shop in his hometown. After that, Paul went to serve as head baker at various hotels around Britain and internationally. Paul worked in his father’s bakery in New York named Bread Winner and then worked in other bakeries on Merseyside. He went on to become head baker at various hotels like The Dorchester, Chester Grosvenor and Spa, and the Cliveden Hotel later.
Paul left the UK and worked at two resorts in Cyprus. Paul appeared in guest spots on various television programs like The Generation Game, The Heaven and Earth Show, This Morning, and The Alan Titchmarsh Show. He became a judge of The Great British Bake Off since the show launched in 2010.
Paul’s judging is restricted purely to the finished product with his straightforward and honest manner. His partnership with Mary Berry has been the secret weapon of the show and one of the best judging combinations to have appeared on reality television. Love Productions agreed to a three-year deal to move the show from BBC to Channel 4 in September 2016.
Paul and Mary announced that they would be staying with the show besides their co-host Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins announced that they would not be moving to the new network. He created the Almond and Roquefort sourdough recipe was said to be the most expensive bread in Britain in 2008. Paul also appeared at several food festivals as a guest speaker. He began appearing as a judge on a CBS show titled The American Baking Competition.
Other Work and Racing
In August 2015, Paul appeared on the BBC genealogy documentary series ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’. The program revealed his grandfather Norman Harman who served in the army during World War II. Paul also worked on a show named ‘Paul Hollywood’s Big Continental Road Trips’ in MAy 2017. Paul started his career as a racer on the racing track in 2015.
He made his debut in the Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4 with Andrew Howard. They qualified second in the Britcar Trophy Championship’s first round at Silverstone taking second in class in both races. Paul also competed at Le Mans in 2015 in the Aston Martin festival. He competed in GT Cup with Jonny Adam and finished first in class.
In 2016, Paul entered the British GT championship and competed in the last three rounds with Jamie Chadwick. Paul came first in class at the Dunlop endurance race at Silverstone in an Aston Martin GT4 in July 2017. Paul raced in his first 24 hr race at Circuit of the Americas coming second in class in an Aston Martin GT8 in November 2017.
Achievements and Net Worth
The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards named his 100 Great Breads book as the Top Bread and Pastry Book for the year 2005. Besides that, there is no information about Paul’s other achievements.
Paul Hollywood has garnered a huge amount of money as a chef and television personality. The estimated net worth of Paul is around $2.25 million US dollars. Besides that, there is no information about Paul’s salary.
Paul Hollywood split with his girlfriend Summer Monteys Fullam in August 2019 after two years of relationship. Previously, Paul married a professional scuba diving instructor Alexandra in 1995. Paul and Alexandra met each other in Cyprus where Paul worked as a head baker at a five-star hotel. They have a son named Josh Hollywood from their marriage.
Paul and Alexandra separated in 2013 after Paul admitted to an affair with his co-host Marcela Valladolid. Paul decided to reunite with his wife but their relationship ended in 2017. Talking about Paul’s rumors and controversy, he’s not a part of them until now. Besides that, Paul is currently focusing on his personal and professional life. Furthermore, Paul prefers to stay away from rumors and controversy.
Body Measurement and Social media
Paul Hollywood stands at 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 70 Kg. Paul has black eyes and black & white hair. Moreover, Paul’s body measurements are 42-36-35.
Paul is pretty active on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Paul has over 465K followers on Instagram and over 474K followers on Facebook. On Twitter, Paul has over 529K followers.