PAUL Hollywood is back as one of the judges on the tenth series of Channel 4’s Bake Off but his love life is making just as many headlines.
Here’s the lowdown on the baker with quite the intriguing personal life…
Why did Paul Hollywood and Summer Monteys-Fullam split?
On Friday, August 2, 2019, The Sun exclusively revealed Summer had sensationally dumped The Great British Bake Off judge.
She is believed to have ended their romance after he asked her to sign a gagging order, forbidding her to discuss their relationship.
Paul is thought to have drew up the non-disclosure agreement following his divorce with ex-wife Alexandra.
Summer is said to have stormed out of the TV star’s mansion in the middle of the night after he presented her with the document.
A source said: “It’s over for good” and that the former barmaid was furious with his “controlling behaviour”.
It has been reported the beauty believed the TV chef would propose, before she was handed an NDA.
Who is Paul Hollywood’s ex-girlfriend Summer Monteys-Fullam?
Summer Monteys-Fullam, 24, was a barmaid at Paul’s local pub, The Duke William, in Ickham, Kent.
She grew fairly close to Paul and received a lot of stick from her friends because of their courtship.
It emerged that the pair had a date at London hotel The Dorchester where Summer, who is 30 years younger than Paul, was wined and dined.
Her friends would post pictures of Hollywood to her social media from when he wore a Nazi uniform to attend a fancy dress party in 2003.
Summer has since quit her job at the Duke William over her colleagues and friends taking the mickey.
On March 31, 2018, The Sun exclusively revealed that Paul had whisked his lover away on a romantic getaway to Mauritius where they stayed at a £1,000-a-night villa.
However, Alexandra reportedly disputes that the TV presenter only started a relationship with barmaid Summer Monteys-Fullam after the marriage breakdown.
Did Paul Hollywood’s ex-girlfriend get in a spat with his ex-wife Alexandra Hollywood?
Yes – In February 2019 The Sun exclusively revealed that Alexandra had got into a fiery spat with Summer.
The pair had bumped into each other while shopping at a Marks & Spencer.
Witnesses claimed Alex Hollywood called Summer Monteys-Fullam a “slut” and “whore”.
Cops were called amid claims one of Summer’s group hammered on her window as she drove off after the row spilled into the car park.
Furious Alexandra told Summer: “Do you know how much you’ve hurt my son?”
A shopper in Canterbury, Kent, said: “I was totally disgusted by the language.
“She called the younger woman a slut and whore. It’s just not the sort of behaviour you expect at Marks and Sparks.
“But she also said, ‘Do you know how much you’ve hurt my son?’, and that’s when you realise what it was all about.”
However, mum Alexandra insisted she was an innocent victim in the row at 4pm — and called police complaining of harassment.
The fireworks began when the pair bumped into each other at the store’s checkouts. Summer was with sister Saskia, 26, and mum Sabina, 48, while Alex was alone.
Why have Paul Hollywood and Alexandra Hollywood divorced?
Paul and his wife Alexandra announced news of their split on November 20, 2017: “It is with sadness that we have decided to separate. Our focus continues to be the happiness of our son, and we would ask the press and public to allow us privacy as a family during this very difficult time.”
One insider told The Sun following news of the split: “The truth is they’ve worked really hard to salvage their relationship but just couldn’t recover from the damage that had been done.
“The more famous Paul has become, the more attention he has been getting, and that has put a huge strain on the marriage.”
The estranged couple were granted a divorce on Friday, July 19, 2019 by District Judge Robert Duddridge at the Central Family Court in London.
He granted a decree nisi, which is the first step towards the divorce being finalised, a decree absolute has to be granted for it to be annulled.
Cheshire-born Paul met his Alexandra in Cyprus in 1996 while she was working as a diving instructor at the five-star hotel where he was head baker.
They married in that country in 1998 and had a son in October 2001, called Josh.
Paul, who is the son of bakery proprietor, John F. Hollywood, and Alexandra came close to divorcing in 2013 after reports spread that he’d been enjoying a romance with his American Baking Competition co-host Marcela Valladolid.
It has been claimed that Paul asked Alexandra to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) during their marriage break-up.
But the food writer, and mother of his teenage son, refused — just like Summer Monteys-Fullam did.
When is The Great British Bake Off 2019 on TV?
The Great British Bake Off 2019 will return TONIGHT (September 3, 2019) at 8pm on Channel 4.
The show will run for a total of 10 consecutive weeks.
The final is likely to be on November 5, 2019 – but this is still to be confirmed.
If you miss the episode you can catch it on Channel 4+1 or the All 4.
What is Paul Hollywood’s net worth?
The Sun exclusively revealed that Paul Hollywood is worth an eye-watering £10million.
He has almost £8.8million of assets in his new company HJP Media LLP, latest accounts show.
The no-nonsense judge has also raked in a further £1.2milion in a company called Paul Hollywood Limited.
And the star has a hefty property portfolio including his 2016 purchase of a £1.45million mansion which he bought after signing a £1.2 million deal to be main judge on GBBO over a three-year period.
Paul also has a few flashy cars to his name, including a 225k Aston Martin.
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What is Paul Hollywood’s baking experience?
After quitting his course at the Wallasey School of Art, Paul was employed in his dad’s bakery in York.
He worked in a number of different pastry, bread and cake outlets before he was promoted to head baker.
Hollywood has held this role in countless prestigious hotels, including The Dorchester, Chester Grosvenor and Spa and the Cliveden Hotel.
Paul’s grandfather also had a similar occupation, as he worked as head baker at The Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool.
In 2015, Paul competed in Le Mans and came first in his class at the GT Cup with partner Johnny Adam.
The experienced baker shares many of his recipes and tips on his official website.
When he’s not in the kitchen, car aficionado Paul enjoys taking part in motor racing.
He has also starred in his own TV show on Channel 4, A Baker’s Life, a spin-off from his latest book.