BAKE OFF judge Paul Hollywood may have eventful love life which may have overshadowed his career in the past, but he is back on our screens with a brand new series of The Great British Bake Off 2021.
But who is the Great British Bake off judge and what is his net worth? Here’s what we know…
Who is Paul Hollywood and what is his net worth?
The host of Channel 4’s Paul Hollywood Eats Japan is a celebrity chef and TV presenter.
However, the star, 54, is best known as a judge on the Great British Bake Off – and moved with the show from the BBC to Channel 4 in 2016.
The English celebrity chef and television presenter who has a net worth of $15 million.
In 2018, he made £9.1m – including £7.3m made by his main company HJP Media LLP, and £1.8m generated by his other firm, Paul Hollywood Limited.
He earns £400,000 a year on Bake Off after signing a £1.2m deal with Channel 4 over three years.
The star has a lucrative property portfolio, including a £1.45m mansion purchased in 2016, and also owns a £225,000 Aston Martin.
What baking experience does he have?
Paul was born in Wallasey in Merseyside in 1966, to a baker.
After quitting his course at the Wallasey School of Art, he was employed in his dad’s bakery in York, before going on to work at a number of different pastry, bread and cake outlets.
Paul rose up the ranks to work as a head baker in a number of prestigious establishments around the UK and abroad before finding fame, including The Dorchester, The Chester Grosvenor Hotel and Cliveden Hotel.
It was recently exclusively revealed by The Sun that he is now living with his girlfriend, Melissa Spalding, a 36-year-old pub landlady, after asking splitting from ex Summer Monteys-Fullam in 2019.
Who is Paul Hollywood dating?
Paul is currently dating 36-year-old pub landlady Melissa Spalding from Kent.
Melissa runs the Chequers Inn in Smarden near Pauls home.
The pair struck up a relationship back in September 2019.
Despite Paul having a relationship with Melissa, who is 17 years his junior, the pair are still going strong and have moved in together.
When is Great British Bake Off 2021 on and how can I watch it?
Great British Bake Off will return on September 21 at 8pm.
You can watch it live on Channel 4.