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Paul Hollywood

Season 7

On today’s episode I’m joined by Mr Blue Eyes himself, our favourite judge from the Great British Bake Off, and making a very rare podcast appearance, I’m thrilled to be joined by Paul Hollywood.


Paul began his career as a baker, quickly ascending to become Head Baker in some of the world’s most exclusive hotels. His talent caught the eye of TV producers who snapped him up for cooking shows and before long, he was cast as a judge on one of TV’s most successful shows of all time - the Great British Bake Off. Paul has taken part in every season of the show and when he isn’t filming he’s most likely working on other TV series that combine his two loves - food and travel, and he has travelled the world over.


He’s probably the guest this season that a lot of you have been most curious about, maybe because of his tough love and penetrating stare on the Bake Off. As you’ll here, Paul was an absolute delight, very unaffected and genuine, and clearly really passionate about travel. I really enjoyed this one and I hope you will too. So let’s get started. 


Destination Recap:


  • Mexico
  • Ensenada, Mexico 
  • Baja, Mexico 
  • Chablé Yucatán, Chocholá, Mexico 
  • Conwy, North Wales
  • Ibiza, Spain
  • St Lawrence Gap, Barbados
  • Cliveden, Hampshire, England
  • London, England
  • Cyprus
  • Annabelle Hotel, Cyprus
  • Anassa Hotel, Cyprus
  • Jerusalem, Israel
  • Rome, Italy
  • The Great British Bake Off Tent, England
  • Cafes near the Coliseum, Rome, Italy
  • Verbier, Switzerland
  • Casablanca, Morocco 
  • Australia
  • New Zealand


BAKE by Paul Hollywood, published by Bloomsbury on 9 June 2022 (£26.00 RRP, Hardback)


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